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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of March 3, 2024



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of March 3, 2024

March 3, 2024

Yawl – Talk coursely

March 4, 2024

Rigmarole – Overly complicated process

March 5, 2024

Woebegone – Sorrowful

March 6, 2024

Moose pasture – Worthless piece of land

March 7, 2024

Hemidemisemiquaver – a 1/64th of a whole note

March 8, 2024

Gewgaw – Showy Trifle

March 9, 2024

Gobsmacked – Utterly astonished


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of March 3, 2024



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of March 3, 2024



Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of March 3, 2024

March 3, 2024

Not all who wander are lost. Most are just looking for coffee.

March 4, 2024

Never be a prisoner of your past. It was a lesson, not a life sentence.

March 5, 2024

Consider if you will: an atheist stuck at a green light behind a car with a “Honk if you love Jesus” bumper sticker.

March 6, 2024

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.

March 7, 2024

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.

March 8, 2024

The world began to crumble when feelings started overruling facts.

March 9, 2024

History teaches us that man learns nothing from history.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of March 3, 2024



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of March 3, 2024

March 3, 2024

“People who are aware of, and ashamed of, their prejudices are well on the road to eliminating them.” – Allport

March 4, 2024

“An illusion shared by everyone becomes a reality.” – Fromm

March 5, 2024

“He who is not happy with little will never be happy with much.” – Epicurus

March 6, 2024

“Dying is nothing. What’s terrible is not to live.” – Hugo

March 7, 2024

“Against a stupidity that is in fashion, no wisdom compensates.” – Gasset

March 8, 2024

“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” – Schiller

March 9, 2024

“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” – Paul


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of February 25, 2024



So, Let’s consider: Getting and staying Tech Savvy



So, Let’s consider: Getting and staying Tech Savvy

As the old addage goes: The only thing constant is change. The days of pencil, paper and protractor are quickly being replaced by every day tools the likes of which we first saw in Dick Tracy in the comics decades ago. The little toys that Diet Smith Industries came up with back then were the tools which we’re finding to be becoming standard and indispenseable items of today and tomorrow.

Now I have to confess, I’ve been in computers for over 45 years, and I still learn stuff every day. So, I’m writing this basically directed towards those of my generation and the one before as many of us now have to use these new toys as requisites to getting through our daily lives!

Once one learns what’s out there, where it is and how to use it, you’ll find your life can be very positively impacted. For many that are retired, living alone, etc., it is also a great way of rebuilding your life social and communication structure. The factors that lead to isolation for many can be replaced by the simple tools like FaceTime, Facebook, and other video and social applications. Even though you’re several time zones away, you’re basically in the same room. But, you don’t have to be retired to use and want to use these resources!

Learning about and how to use basic consumer technologies can help you keep current on events. You will no longer have to depend on Tom Brokaw, Huntley, Brinkley or any of the rest. It’s there for you to just got get and very current if not in real time. Your biggest challenge will be in selecting from the crowd!

This also lets you connect with other people that share your hobbies and interests. Explore new hobbies, places to go, and many other things of interest. The educational resources are amazing and many of them are free – and these are everything from simple how to’s to MIT and other university classes. They’re just a web browser or google(www.google.com) away! Had a nagging question that you just can’t find the answer to? Google it!

So how can you find and learn of these resources if you don’t know what, where or how?

Well, ask someone else or ask a kid. Kids are totally immersed in this world. Have them show you what they’re finding and using. And, by “kid” that also applies to high school, college and adult “kids” as well. Don’t feel you have to reinvent the wheel as chances are someone has done that already!

Get your feet wet! Take a class on basics. Libraries are a great resource for this and they can also tell you who are the good resources in your area to learn from. Sometimes this is a local civic group, club, community college, church group or university.

Don’t be afraid the ask the “dumb questions”. Many of us have found that they’re the best kinds of questions to ask. You’ll also find that Coursera and Udemy classes are really great places to start on many topics.

Use online resources like YouTube (www.youtube.com). This resource is loaded with how-to’s on most anything you’d ever want to know about or how to do. It’s also loaded with music and videos to just watch. And it’s free just for the browsing.

Search for it. Using search engines like google can make your life so much easier. Just go to the search line and ask you question. Keep it simple and then refine it details as you learn and see your options. For example you could enter “beekeeping” on the search line, and sit back as you get back and get inundated with responses. Then you’ll learn things like using “beekeeping mite control” and other ways to refine your search questions. And a “How do I…” is always a good way to start. If you’re looking for more advanced responses, try scholar.google.com.

As with the other parts of life, crawl before your walk, before you run. So, start small. Don’t feel you have to conquer the world with your first google search! Buy do get in there and play. The more you play, the more you learn. The more you learn the better your life will be.

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 February 25, 2024



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024

Snollygoster – Unethical and wily person

February 26, 2024

Hottenanny – Celebrational party or gathering

February 27, 2024

Canoodle – Kiss and cuddle

February 28, 2024

Gunkhole – Shallow, remote cove

February 29, 2024

Panjandrum – Powerful, self-important person

March 1, 2024

Kerfuffle – Commotion

March 2, 2024

Kibosh – Stop something


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024

Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

February 26, 2024

The most dangerous person is the one that listens, thinks and observes.

February 27, 2024

Pain will shape a person into a warrior.

February 28, 2024

Sometimes the love is fake, but the hate is always real.

February 29, 2024

Few things are stronger than a broken person rebuilding themself.

March 1, 2024

Appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking.

March 2, 2024

If you know the truth, see the truth yet still believe the lies, then you’re really stupid.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of February 25, 2024



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” – Burke

February 26, 2024

“People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.” – Huxley

February 27, 2024

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Boorstin

February 28, 2024

“Forgetting is the great secret of strong and creative lives.” – Balzac

February 29, 2024

“If the literature we are reading does not wake us, why then do we read it? A literary work must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.” – Kafka

March 1, 2024

“In quoting others, we cite ourselves.” – Cortazar

March 2, 2024

“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” – Erikson


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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of February 18, 2024

February 18, 2024

Tare – Weight of an empty container

February 19, 2024

Wend – Tranvel in a direct fashion

February 20, 2024

Quip – a witty remark

February 21, 2024

Sere – Extremely dry

February 22, 2024

Echt – Authentic

February 23, 2024

Rapt – Spellbound by something heard or seen.

February 24, 2024

Mazy – Full of turns and twists


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of February 18, 2024

February 18, 2024

Remember, you are judged by your actions, not your intentions.

February 19, 2024

Sometimes you need your feelings hurt so that you can wake up and focus on you.

February 20, 2024

It doesn’t matter how slow you go, just as long as you don’t stop.

February 21, 2024

Even if you hear a bad story about yourself, remember that there was a time when you were good to them, but they won’t tell you that part.

February 22, 2024

Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can only be forgiven, never forgotten.

February 23, 2024

Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.

February 24, 2024

Never presume that loud is strong and quiet is weak. It’s the lion’s silence that signals danger, not his roar.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of February 18, 2024



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of February 18, 2024

February 18, 2024

“Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.” – Schopenhauer

February 19, 2024

“There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.” – Antisthenes

February 20, 2024

“There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought” – Peter

February 21, 2024

“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” – Pascal

February 22, 2024

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” – de Bono

February 23, 2024

“When a man is a prey to his emotions, he is not his own master.” – Spinoza

February 24, 2024

” Nothing is so dull as logic, and nothing is so important.” – Durant


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