W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Forsoothfer-SOOTHPart of speech: adverbOrigin: Old English, unknown
1Indeed (often used ironically or to express surprise or indignation)
 
Examples of Forsooth in a sentence “Forsooth, I believed you were telling the truth from the beginning.” “Kayla noticed that, forsooth, he was still studying for the test.”

BEST QUOTES OF THE WEEK


James Stephens“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.”

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Samuel Johnson“Words are but the signs of ideas.”

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Andre Gide“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

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Jean de La Fontaine“Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.”

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Buddha“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

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Arthur C. Clarke“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”

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Brigham Young“Love the giver more than the gift.”

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The easy way down


* The easy way down [ https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/644064550/0/sethsblog/posts~The-easy-way-down/ ]

Ski slopes are marked by difficulty. The green circle indicates the easiest slope, the one that will get you to the base of the hill the fastest, with the least amount of risk or drama.

Why would anyone choose to ski down on the difficult black diamond run instead?

Most passionate skiers would ask the question differently: why wouldn’t you?

The point of skiing isn’t to get to the bottom. The point is how it feels on your way there.

I’m wondering why this insight is so hard for us to embrace when it comes to learning or personal engagement or art or the work we do each day?

There are speed bumps along the way, opportunities unevenly distributed, and unforeseen problems. But none of them get better when we decide to always seek the easy way to the end.

via Seth Godin’s Newsletter

Lastweek Friday…


Did you know…

… that today is Chocolate Mint Day? Most people agree that mint and chocolate were made for each other! Some of the most famous chocolate mint inventions include mint chocolate cake, Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, mint chocolate soap and lip balm, after-dinner mints, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Enjoy today, chocolate mint lovers!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

— The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Stochasticstə-KAS-tikPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Greek, mid 17th century
1Randomly determined; having a random probability distribution or pattern that may be analyzed statistically but may not be predicted precisely.
 
Examples of Stochastic in a sentence “I painted stars on my ceiling in a stochastic pattern.” “Matthew excelled at statistics, especially when he could analyze stochastic patterns.”

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
HinterlandHINT-ər-landPart of speech: nounOrigin: German, late 19th century
1The often uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river’s banks.2An area lying beyond what is visible or known.
 
Examples of Hinterland in a sentence “The merchants from the hinterland brought fascinating new products to the fishing village.” “The dog’s ball landed somewhere in the woods’ hinterlands.”

Seth Godin’s Newsletter


* March is going to be dark chocolate month around here [ https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/644275336/0/sethsblog/posts~March-is-going-to-be-dark-chocolate-month-around-here/ ]

March is the perfect time to go on a world tour from your living room. In the Northern Hemisphere, early March offers perfect weather for shipping, and a blissful shortage of Hallmark holidays and cheap chocolate.

Megan Giller and I have put together a series of interviews (and tastings!) of dark chocolate and we’re inviting you to tune in.

Find out all the details here.

The short version:

In March 2021, on my Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram pages, I’ll be posting live interviews and tastings with some of the greatest chocolate makers of our time. And you can pre-order the bars and taste along if you like. If you’ve got chocolate in hand, feel free to join in with comments or live feedback as we go.

Dark chocolate, made by hand, by artisans who start with the bean and take it all the way to the finished product–it’s special. There are tones and notes and flavors that you can learn to taste. It’s fun to share. It’s an affordable luxury–you can buy the equivalent of a $500 bottle of wine in chocolate form for $11 or so. You can even get snobby and talk about trinitario and porcelana beans…

And the people who grow the beans, the farmers, are some of the poorest people in the world, often at the mercy of a heartless industrial food chain. The bars we’ll be tasting are all from producers who pay their farmers significantly more than the clearing price. If we can spread the word about this craft, they’ll all do better.

Thanks to Megan for helping me make this happen, and thanks to everyone who makes things a little more delicious, bringing care and dignity to the world at the same time.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Popcorn Introduction Day? On this day in 1630, popcorn was introduced to English colonists when Quadequine, brother of Massasoit, brought some to dinner. Native Americans would bring popcorn to meetings with the English colonists as a token of goodwill during peace negotiations. It soon became an American way of life. Now go pop up some popcorn!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Some people are like popcorn: They will only succeed when under heat or pressure.”

— Charbel Tadros