A Poem Torn in Half ArchilochusTranslated from the Greek by Dan Beachy-Quick the surrounding smoke they made[in warships, spear-shafts d[men are tearing, and he wilts[in the sunlight, courage and[great longing for[of Naxians able to f[of trees cut sharp down[men hold back[this would for all soldiers m[as in the past without anger[and of brothers[of whom they … Continue reading Newsletter: Poem of the day from Poem.com
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YOUR INSIGHT OF THE DAYHe is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.Epictetus - 50 AD-135 AD - Greek Stoic Philosopher
Did you know... ... that today is Kids Have Soul Day? In 1998, the authors and publishers of "Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul" held the world's largest book-signing event in cities around the U.S. All proceeds from the sales of books that day were earmarked to benefit children's charities. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "There … Continue reading Did you know..
High And Dry Meaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover.You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks Meaning: It can be challenging to teach a person something new.Everything But The Kitchen Sink Meaning: Including nearly everything possible.
How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions. Yet no one really teaches us what it means to make consistently high-quality decisions. The decision-making principles in this article are both practical and time-tested. They work in the … Continue reading Newsletters I like: FS Brainfood
Explore Your Curiosity ★ "My mother’s advice was, don’t lose time on useless emotions like anger, resentment, remorse, envy. Those, she said, will just sap time; they don’t get you where you want to be. One way I coped with times I was angry: I would sit down and practice the piano. I wasn’t very … Continue reading Newsletter: BrainFood
WORD OF THE DAY Rimple RIM-pl Part of speech: verb Origin: Middle English, date unknown. 1 To form into small folds or undulations; to wrinkle; especially (of water) to ripple. Examples of Rimple in a sentence "Serena hates it when the bed sheets rimple. " "Some women don’t like taffeta in their formal wear because it is prone to … Continue reading Rimple
The Bell SystemAdam O. Davis Goodnight—Mary, Jane, Pat.Sleep tight, you sweet operatorsof America, your voices strunglike laundry across this nationdrowsy with a full century's worthof light. There's nothing youcan't tell me that I haven't alreadyheard gift-wrapped in your GeneralAmerican grace, but still I wonderin what chamber of a horse's ant-eaten skull I'll recover my youth.Our … Continue reading Newsletter: Poems.com. Daily Poem
10 Commonly Used Terms From Ancient Rome by Jonathan Blaauwfact checked by Jamie Frater Anyone with even a passing interest in etymology will be well aware that many English words come from Latin, the language of ancient Rome. While English is officially considered a Germanic, rather than a Romance language (the latter being languages rooted in Vulgar … Continue reading 10 Commonly Used Terms From Ancient Rome