Word of the Day: 2/23/15-Dichotomy

Word: Dichotomy You Pronounce It: [dahy-kot-uh-mee] Definition:  noun, plural dichotomies. 1. division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs. 2. division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups: "a dichotomy between thought and action." 3. Botany. a mode of branching by constant forking, as in some stems, in veins of leaves, etc. 4. Astronomy. the phase of … Continue reading Word of the Day: 2/23/15-Dichotomy

Quote of the day: 2/23/15

"Words are very powerful and can lead anyone reading them or hearing them, into contemplation and insight. How the mind follows suit is rarely palpable or expected. This impact is not a matter of metaphysical effects nor of an unexplainable phenomenon. It’s simply part of being human.” --Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Good morning and … Continue reading Quote of the day: 2/23/15

Quote of the day: 2/21/15

"What precipitates outcomes? Vicious acts & virtuous acts." Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Your actions, being vicious or virtuous, change things, being for the good or bad of others and or yourself. Our actions speak louder than words. We may say, "I love you", but if your actions state otherwise, what are you truly saying? … Continue reading Quote of the day: 2/21/15

Word of the day: 2/20/15 – Pontificate

Word: Pontificate You pronounce it: /n. pɒnˈtɪf ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; v. pɒnˈtɪf ɪˌkeɪt/ Definition:  noun 1. the office or term of office of a pontiff. verb (used without object), pontificated, pontificating. 2. to perform the office or duties of a pontiff. 3. to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner: "Did he pontificate about the responsibilities of a good citizen?" … Continue reading Word of the day: 2/20/15 – Pontificate

Quote of the day: 2/20/15

"Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the theory of relativity and principals of uncertainty. Phenomena that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Yesterday, I believe I would never have done what I did … Continue reading Quote of the day: 2/20/15

Quote of the day: 2/19/15

“Once any tyranny becomes accepted as ordinary, its victory is assured.” -Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell A desensitized person that finds truth in the current state of their life, country, world, although the current "truth" is deplorable, then, victory is assured. Beware in finding truth in unhealthy situations as your mind continues to endure, soul continues … Continue reading Quote of the day: 2/19/15

Word of the day: 2/18/15 — Ennui

Word: Ennui You pronounce it: [ahn-wee, ahn-wee; French ahn-nwee] IPA: /ɑnˈwi, ˈɑn wi; French ɑ̃ˈnwi/ Definition:  noun 1. a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: "The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui." Origin: 1660-70; < French: boredom; Old French enui displeasure I read it on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. So the … Continue reading Word of the day: 2/18/15 — Ennui

Quote of the day: 2/18/15

“. . . life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean." [father-in-law states] "Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”--Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell I have been married to this book, Cloud Atlas, for a good 2 weeks. The book is so intense, thought-provoking and, much like an … Continue reading Quote of the day: 2/18/15

Word of the day: 2/13/15- Apotheosis

Word: Apotheosis You pronounce it: [uh-poth-ee-oh-sis, ap-uh-thee-uh-sis] Definition:  noun, plural apotheoses [uh-poth-ee-oh-seez, ap-uh-thee-uh-seez] (IPA:/əˌpɒθ iˈoʊ siz, ˌæp əˈθi əˌsiz/)( I know how important this is to English-Linguist majors) 1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god. 2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence: "This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression." Origin: 1570-80; … Continue reading Word of the day: 2/13/15- Apotheosis

Word of the day: 2/10/15- Simulacrum

Word: Simulacrum You pronounce it: [sim-yuh-ley-kruh m] Definition: noun, plural simulacra [sim-yuh-ley-kruh] (Show IPA) 1. a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance. 2. an effigy, image, or representation: "a simulacrum of Aphrodite." Origin: 1590-1600; < Latin simulācrum likeness, image, equivalent to simulā (re) to simulate + -crum instrumental suffix I found it while reading a class presentation … Continue reading Word of the day: 2/10/15- Simulacrum