haiku


Fog shrouds among friends
Little griefs below true home
Snow cloaks in the light

Did you know…. and today’s inspirational quote


Did you know…

… that today is Neptune Discovery Day? German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune on this day in 1846. He was the first person to view planet Neptune and actually know that he was looking at the planet! Celebrate by doing some sky-gazing tonight!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”

— Max de Pree

Mentor shares. Mentor Provokes. Mentor challenges you.


Today’s Challenge :

Impromptu Speech Topic – Speak for 2 Minutes – max 2 min 30 sec.

Thinking time before speaking 30 Sec.

Topic: Eat My Hat :  Meaning

Having confidence in a specific outcome; being almost sure about something.

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Today’s Challenge 2

Either Speak
Impromptu Speech Topic – Speak for 2 Minutes – max 2 min 30 sec.

Thinking time before speaking 30 Sec.

Or

Write in 250-300 words, your best answer.

What is something that you absolutely will not put up with?

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I learned English the hard way and struggled with studies, friends, family, society who had both views :
1. Learn English if you wish to progress in life.
2. Learn English and be a Slave again and lose your freedom.

A GrandAunt guided me. She was 5 Standard pass but had travelled the world in ships with her Botany Science – Scientist Husband – my Grand uncle. She could speak Queen’s English. She bought me literally hundred 2nd hand novels from King;s Circle Matunga, Mumbai footpaths and told me to read:

a. Every thing printed, written in English.

b. Read as many, books, novels, magazines, newspapers as you can.

c. Find a friend who will tolerate your broken, grammatically incorrect english and talk back without judging.

d. Write your school/ College answers in exams in English.

e. Learn to do Typewriting in English.

f. you have Press Trust of India in your building – make friends and read all the newsrolls every day. Learn Teleprinter, Trunk Calls and everything that is English communication.

The c and the d were the hardest but I found a friend finally. In Agricultural college the English professor was very helpful and motivated me a lot to take english medium against popular student opinion. It did help.

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Wednesday 23 September 2020
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A City in Michigan Just Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms


The City Council of Ann Arbor, Michigan voted unanimously to decriminalize all psychedelic plants and fungi on Monday night. It’s an expansive move that will allow banned substances including ayahuasca, peyote, mescaline, and psilocybin, better known as “magic mushrooms,” in the area — and one that, like the decriminalization of cannabis in a growing number of areas, could potentially spark a showdown with federal authorities. Citing potential medical and spiritual benefits, the Council declared that growing, distributing, possessing, and transporting psychedelics is officially the lowest priority for law enforcement in the area, MLive reports. The City Council also requested that the Prosecutor’s Office no longer pursue cases related to psychedelic plants or fungi. The vote comes after a year-long lobbying effort, MLive reports, as councilmembers were initially reluctant to decriminalize what remains a controlled substance at the federal level. But it was emerging evidence that psychedelics like psilocybin could treat medical conditions that eventually brought them around. “The use of entheogenic plants, which can catalyze profound experiences of personal and spiritual growth, have been shown by scientific and clinical studies and traditional practices to be beneficial to the health and well-being of individuals and communities in addressing these conditions,” the Council’s resolution states. By decriminalizing psychedelics, Ann Arbor joins the ranks of Denver, Colorado and Oakland, California, both of which have passed similar resolutions in recent years. And in the coming months, other cities and states may as well. This November, psilocybin decriminalization and legalization bills will appear on the ballot in Washington D.C., and Oregon, while New York and Vermont lawmakers have also introduced decriminalization bills in recent months.

A City in Michigan Just Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms

The US Military Used Emergency Coronavirus Money to Buy Weapons


Eat what u like


I allow vegetarians to follow their diet and non-vegetarians to eat meat, fish, etc. I do not interfere with any religion and permit all to follow their own creeds, unhindered.

When faced with love for God these external ceremonials have no value.

Love for God automatically and naturally results in self-denial, mental control, and ego annihilation, irrespective of the lover following or renouncing these external adoptions.

——-AVATAR MEHER BABA

[The Life Circulars of Avatar Meher Baba. By Meher Baba and Adi K. Irani. An Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust eBook December 2017. © 2017Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust. All rights reserved.]

Random acts of kindness


  1. Buy a small gift for someone, just because
  2. Throw away your trash – and someone else’s – after a movie, picnic or visit to a park
  3. Make little gift baskets for the kids in your neighborhood
  4. Let you staff leave work an hour early
  5. Drop off books and magazines to hospitals, nursing homes and doctor’s offices

Random phrases of the day


  1. Burst Your Bubble Meaning: To ruin someone’s happy moment.
  2. Birds of a Feather Flock Together Meaning: People tend to associate with others who share similar interests or values.
  3. A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted Meaning: It’s easy for a fool to lose his/her money.
  4. Under the Weather : Not feeling well, in health or mood.
  5. Jumping the Gun Meaning: Something that occurs too early before preparations are ready. Starting too soon.

word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
Soniferoussə-NIF-ə-rəsPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, early 18th century
1That conveys or bears sound.2That produces (a lot of) sound.
 
Examples of Soniferous in a sentence “The bell is so soniferous it can be heard from the edge of town.” “We need a more soniferous system to reach the full crowd.”

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Crossing from the early adopters to a larger group

I’ve blogged many times about the chasm.

That’s Geoffrey Moore’s term for the gap between the small part of the market populated with people who like to go first, and the larger group of people who want to get involved with something that’s proven, popular and effective.

The early adopters ask, “is it new?”

The early majority ask, “did it work?” and perhaps, “what’s everyone else doing?”

Longtime readers of this blog know that I do my work for early adopters. The smallest viable audience is sufficient to make an impact, and it allows me to focus on the people who are enrolled in the journey forward.

But if you delight the early adopters, they spread the word. That is how the chasm is crossed–not with fancy ads or clever hype, but because the people who are engaged do the generous work of telling the others.

We’re launching the first lessons of the tenth edition of The Marketing Seminar this week. With more than 10,000 alumni, it’s the most popular workshop on the Akimbo platform. And it works. That’s why the 8,000 people who took it after the initial launch decided to join in. Not everyone goes first. Almost no one does. That’s how our culture changes–when the few early adopters tell the others. And so each of us has to persist and continue to show up in the marketplace, doing the work and earning the trust of people who don’t get a thrill out of going first.

People don’t show up when you launch.

They show up when they’re ready.

Founder of Tesla Competitor Nikola Steps Down Amid Fraud Scandal


12. International Day of Sign Languages – 23 September


12. International Day of Sign Languages – 23September

Sign Language Content Marketing Ideas

This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: What are different ‘dialects’ in sign language?
  • Infographic idea: X Ways to make your office more comfortable for deaf employees.
  • Video idea: How will standardizing sign languages help the education system?
  • Podcast idea: Are hearing aids and devices affordable by all?

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages shows how the company has incorporated sign language into the workplace and shows viewers a few useful gestures.

Airbus Unveils Three Designs for Hydrogen-Powered Planes


word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
Neophilianee-ə-FIL-ee-əPart of speech: nounOrigin: American English, late 19th century
1Love of, preference for, or great interest in what is new.2A love of novelty.
 
Examples of Neophilia in a sentence “My neophilia means I always buy the new generation of iPhone as soon as it’s released.” “I accused my father of neophilia when he brought home yet another smart gadget.”

Did you know …. and today’s inspirational quote


Did you know…

… that today is Monday Night Football Debut Day? ABC-TV debuted Monday Night Football on this day in 1970, with Howard Cosell, ‘Dandy’ Don Meredith and Keith Jackson. Trivia fans: Advertisers were charged $65,000 per minute by ABC, a cost that proved to be a bargain when the game collected 33% of the viewing audience!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”

— Dave Barry