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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of October 18, 2020



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

Dappy – adj. – silly, disorganized or lacking concentration.

October 19, 2020

Quiddity – n. – the essential nature of a thing.

October 20, 2020

Garboil – n. – confusion.

October 21, 2020

Rutilant – adj. – glowing or glittering with ruddy or golden light.

October 22, 2020

Philology – n. – the study of historical development of language, literature, etc.

October 23, 2020

Echt – adj.- real, authentic, genuine

October 24, 2020

Fernweh – n. – an urge to travel even stronger than wonderlust.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 18, 2020



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of October 18, 2020



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

A persons character may be learned from the adjectives which they habitually use in conversation.

October 19, 2020

Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet person.

October 20, 2020

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of mankind.

October 21, 2020

No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.

October 22, 2020

Plans to protect air, water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect mankind.

October 23, 2020

Walking is man’s best medicine.

October 24, 2020

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 18, 2020



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is enough.” – Mandino

October 19, 2020

“Nothing is ever free. Not even experience.” – Carter

October 20, 2020

“It is not too late to dig up that buried dream and give it life again.” – Sorenson

October 21, 2020

“We are not so sensible of the greatest health as of the least sickness.” – Franklin

October 22, 2020

“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” – Hippcrates

October 23, 2020

“Want me to do something… Tell me I can’t do it.” – Angelou

October 24, 2020

“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Dempsey


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 11, 2020




Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of October 11, 2020



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of October 11, 2020

October 11, 2020

Noctuary – n. – the record of a single night’s events, thoughts or dreams.

October 12, 2020

Versify – v. – to relate, describe or treat in the form of poetry.

October 13, 2020

Seriatim – adv. – in a series, one after another

October 14, 2020

Vagary – n.- an unpredictable instance, a wandering journey; a whimsical, wild or unusual idea, desire or action.

October 15, 2020

Alacrity – n. – enthusiastic, cheerful and eager willingness to do something.

October 16, 2020

Skedaddle – v. – to depart quickly or hurriedly; flee

October 17, 2020

Supplicate – v. – to pray humbly to, entreat or petition humbly


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 11, 2020



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of October 11, 2020



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of October 11, 2020

October 11, 2020

A rich person is nothing but a poor person with money.

October 12, 2020

Prayer is a person’s greatest power.

October 13, 2020

Life moves so fast. You have to document the good times.

October 14, 2020

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all time.

October 15, 2020

A person who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

October 16, 2020

It is one’s own mind, not their enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

October 17, 2020

A person must be big enough to admit their mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 11, 2020



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 11, 2020

October 11, 2020

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Edison

October 12, 2020

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Winfrey

October 13, 2020

“Content and riches seldom meet together.” – Franklin

October 14, 2020

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Twain

October 15, 2020

“Going to the gym is great for your body, but it’s also great for your mind.” – McIlroy

October 16, 2020

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect.” – Hansen

October 17, 2020

“It’s never too late to start what might have been.” – Eliot


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So, Let’s consider: Have you had enough of the masks yet?



So, Let’s consider: Have you had enough of the masks yet?

From what I understand from the biology folks, the covid-19 virus is about 0.125 MICRONS in size. Those flimpsy paper masks that you’re either wearing because it’s mandated or for some false sense of security you think will protect you from covid, basically, as I understand it, max out at filtering particles that are somewhere in the area of 0.40 – 0.35 MICRONS. Now, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that there’s no way these things are going to block a particle substantially smaller than they can filter. Worse yet are those stupid scarfs people are wearing thinking that they’re getting some form of protection from them. Frankly, I see it as a placebo used as a panacea to placate the panicing populace, primarily because there is NO CURE FOR COVID! It’s a novel pathogen. And don’t blame Trump for this, the same would be correct to say for anyone in the presidency.

SO, let’s consider what really happens when you go out to eat in the land of covid:

Arrive at restaurant, fish your three month old single-use surgical mask out of car’s filthy cup holder (still slightly sticky from this morning’s 84oz diet Pepsi). Even if it’s this week’s mask, the same concept would apply.

Strap up with three month old single-use surgical mask.

Guess what?!: *MAGICAL ANTI-GERM BARRIER ENGAGED!!!*

Proceed into restaurant, opening door with same handle grabbed by 200 people so far today.

Hostess has immediate seating for your “woke” party of three. Walk past entire restaurant of unmasked people. It’s ok, they’re sitting.

Sit down.

Surprise! *SEATED ANTI-GERM FORCE FIELD ENGAGED!!!*

Safely within your anti-germ force field, remove mask. Browse menu while making relaxed inhales of the same recirculated AC air previously inside the lungs of the 200 people that also grabbed the door handle.

Waitress drops off drinks bare handed.

Grab drink with your bare hand. Sip leisurely, secure in knowing you’re within your anti-germ force field of seatedness.

Too many drinks. Need to pee. Put on your magical anti-germ barrier mask as you leave your anti-germ force field of seatedness.

Walk past 40 unmasked restaurant patrons. Open bathroom with same door knob grabbed by 100 other people so far today.

Return to table past same 40 unmasked restaurant patrons.

Remove mask. Once again safe in your anti-germ force field of seatedness. Waitress takes your sweaty drink glass with her bare hand, refills, hands back to you. You accept with your bare hand. Grab some bread and eat it. Same hand. Yum Yum.

Meal complete. Mask on. Walk past 40 unmasked patrons. Make full body contact with at least 4 people waiting at the hostess stand as you squeeze your way back to the door – no matter, they’re all also wearing their magical anti-germ barriers.

Grab exit handle, which you are now the 220th person of the day to touch. Eating out successful.

Breathe a sigh of relief knowing that even after leaving the protection of your home and venturing out into the scary world of the public, you are essentially sterile thanks to your state approved methods of magical germ mitigation.

Yes, I’m being overly sarcastic, BUT, this is the reality of what we’re dealing with today! People just aren’t thinking about the reality of what they’re being told to do! Mindless minions are presuming that since they saw it on the evening propaganda show (Uh, we used to call it the evening NEWS), it has to not only be the gospel from God, but it’s what they have to be doing!

Thinking is now an optional exercise.

Speaking of thinking, if you can smell cigarette smoke through your “mask”, well, you may as well take it off as smoke particles are MUCH bigger than viruses.

Yes, covid is real. Yes, covid is dangerous. Yes, if you get it, you will probably survive. Yes, chances are that by now many of us have been exposed to it in some form or another and our immunity systems have saved us, at least thus far.

Oh, by the way, if you can smell cigarette smoke(Or ANY other kinds of smoke) through your “mask”, keep in mind that it’s a fact that smoke particles are SUBSTANTIALLY LARGER than viral particles…some would suggest your mask is basically useless.

Please people. Think…don’t be stupid…and stay well.

I’m Don Rima and that’s the view From Where I Stand.


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So, Let’s consider: Xmas shopping in the land of covid



So, Let’s consider: Xmas shopping in the land of covid

Well, it’s the first week of October! You know what that means, right? Yup, it’s time to start shopping for Christmas!

Frankly, I think all these stores bringing out all their xmas trinkets at the end of July is more than a bit overboard, overpowering, over uncalled for and in general over annoying. When I walk into a place like Walmart this morning and see rows and rows stacked full to the top with all kinds of xmas BS, I’m wondering why someone hasn’t done a terrorist act on the place for over merchandising the Winter Solstice. Frankly, it was a serious temptation.

This year brings with it the added concerns of how local, perhaps smaller, businesses are going to survive it to Thanksgiving, let alone the Winter Solstice celebration. And, I find myself asking: “What’s more important, making Jeff Bezos richer by shopping on Amazon or the Walmart family by shopping at Walmart stores…or is it more important to do what I can to help the local businesses through their covid struggles to survive?” I think the answer is simple: The locals win.

So, this year is going to be a bit different. Look to your local businesses for gift certificates. You may even have to ask for them as this may be a new product line that they’ve not thought of before. Look for your local bookstores, eating or drinking establishments, specialty stores, corner grocers, theaters, art stores, hobby and craft stores, even your local mechanic! Hey, everyone’s going to need an oil change SOMETIME next year! Get creative.

If you’re a small merchant, business, eating establishment, or whatever, be thinking about how you can market gift certificates for people to use your establishment creatively and in a means that would make for an acceptable and welcomed gift for them to give to someone else to have.

Now, I’ll also expand this to small business that may not be in your neighborhood. Personally I’ve dealt with a family owned and run bakery in Baltimore for years. Every year I call Maria Voccaro at Voccaro’s bakery for my panetone’s and cookies. They’re a family run group in Baltimore that I’ve dealt with for over 30 years and I’m not going to stop now. I use them as an example but all of us know of a small, local or not so local, that we can send our business to in this time of mutual need. We need our small businesses to survive. Small business is by far the largest portion of employment our country has. And, they need us as much as we need them.

Perhaps with our help this year, they’ll still be around next.

I’m Don Rima and that’s the view From Where I Stand.


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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of October 4, 2020



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of October 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

Tenebrific – adj. – producing darkness

October 5, 2020

Nyctophilia – n. – love of darkness or night, finding relaxation and comfort in the darkness.

October 6, 2020

Stolid – adj. – not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional, impassive.

October 7, 2020

Efficacy – n. – capable of achieving the required results or output.

October 8, 2020

Kittle – adj. – difficult to deal with; prone to erratic behaviour.

October 9, 2020

Grok – v. – to understand

October 10, 2020

Aposiopesis – n. – a sudden breaking off in the middle of a sentence, as if from the inability or unwillingness to proceed.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 4, 2020



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of October 4, 2020



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of October 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

Death is the solution to all problems.

October 5, 2020

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

October 6, 2020

The more a person meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

October 7, 2020

Never give a sword to a person who can’t dance.

October 8, 2020

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

October 9, 2020

A person is but the product of their thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

October 10, 2020

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.


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