I am forever amused by the quotes, parables and anecdotes that I exhume from the archival unearthing of my unremarkable readings, being they are a veritable ensemble of anonymous magazines, news articles and tidbits of frivolous innuendos that I find on line. Some of these tend to adhere or cling to me and beg to be emphasized by my somewhat satirical and ironic wit.
Recently I read a couple of items that ended with the preverbal “Thought for the Day” quote which usually stirs me to reflection. The first was and I paraphrase; “Why is it so common to hear stories of courageous valor in our nation but rarely do we hear about moral courage?” It seems that we have become a nation of whimpering reticent naysayers that shy away from anything controversial. Are we in fear of being stigmatized or accused of being radical or somehow bigoted or biased? Are we afraid of being...
1)Landmark: noun, Ancient and unchangeable precept. Stone pillars set to mark boundaries of land. Anciently landmarks designated inheritance.
2)Tenet: noun, (ti-net) also synonymous with precept. A principal or belief, especially one of the main principals of religion or philosophy.
3)Cairn: noun, (ka-rn) Scottish, Gaelic. A human-made pile or stack of stones built for a variety of reasons: Land boundaries, astronomy, burial, ceremonial, trail markers, etc.
Remove not the ancient landmarks which your fathers have set (Proverbs 22: 28)
What does one write about when one can’t bring to mind anything of substance? Dare I say that I am of an age that I can’t remember what I have written about in previous posts? I am too lazy to re-read my blog posts so I will just ramble aroun...
1) Also spelled Kimmerian: Plural noun, Classical Mythology, suggestive of a western people believed to dwell in perpetual darkness.
2) Cimmerian: Adjective, (si-meer-ee-uh-n) alluding to being very dark, gloomy or deep.
3) Midbar: Wilderness, comes from the Hebrew word dabar which means to speak or a place where God speaks.
4)Ruach: Hebrew word defined as being the Breath of God or the wind. I have heard of it pronounced as justRuah.
5) Curmudgeon: noun, A crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas.
I stumbled upon this word and thought it worthy of sharing. On my blog I am referred to as the “Wordsmith” because I have an affinity for new words and I found this one thought provoking in regards to my present state of mental acuity. I also found the word midbar and it pertains somewhat to me in that I feel like a creature lost in the wilderness, blown this way and that by a wind. I am buffeted and slapped like a bl...
I read this poem the other day: What Would Gwendolyn Brooks Do? By Parneshia Jones. It clung to me like wet humidity, nagging me, thus I have returned and revisited its message. I have paraphrased the poem somewhat because it was long and had quite a bit of black resentment and invective.
I am not a racist but I tire of all the Black Lives Matter stuff and the shooting of police officers. The poem directs your attention to the ever in your face plight of blacks in America. I am of the opinion there are minorities other than blacks and I tire of: another black boy shot dead scenario. From what I have observed most of the blacks shot by police were perps with lengthy criminal wrap sheets. The innocents being killed by black gangs in Chicago and Detroit is a national disgrace. I deem this as a generational break down in the bla...
Pejorative: Adjective: Expressing disapproval: using terms like nitwit or scalawag in a derogatory or disparagingly way, uncomplimentary in manner.
Congruent: Adjective: Harmony, Agreeing, Geometric figures that have the same size and shape; corresponding in character or kind: coinciding when superimposed. Congruence , Congruency
Hoplophobia: Noun: An uncompromising fear of people who own guns or a wariness towards people who own or carry firearms. This is a new word coined by an army officer, Jeff Cooper, to describe the prejudicial bias (pejorative) most democrats and liberals hold towards gun owners. It is not a medical disease nor a recognized phobia.
The above words are for your edification. I receive them spontaneously or learn of them and I just share them because I feel I should. Go Figure!
I visited the doctor yesterday to inquire as to some tests that might determine if I have had a mini stroke or worse, that I...
(1) A Charlatan selling his antidotal message to an uninformed public.
(2) A dishonest Person as in politicians
(3) A person who cheats or tricks people.
(4) A person who sells quack medicines as in placebos(snake oil)
(5) A person who charms people into buying into their whigmaleerie( whim, notion, idea)
(6) A hawker or flamboyant charlatan.
My daughter called or named me "The Wordsmith" because I tend to find words that I like and have always shared them with her. My daughter often admonished me in that she had to have a thesaurus or dictionary when she read one of my articles or blog post.
Chide me no more, I'll mountebank their loves, cog their hearts from them and come home adored. Wm Shakespeare
I found this word and I liked it and it seemed appropriate concerning the politics that have surrounded us or literally bombarded our consciousness of late. I personally have tu...