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A Collage Full Of Power & Prestige

When giving this blog/website of mine a ‘makeover’, I was trying to find something interesting that could both catch the eye of my readers, yet while at the same time giving as if a ‘short story’ of its own pertaining to my father Roy, his professional life and in turn  my life and the life of my family as a whole. 4,639 more words

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Names Interchange

Media talking heads seem to have a problem knowing the preferred pronunciation of prominent peoples’ names. From veterans like Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd to more likely culprits at… 96 more words




(1970’s | businese (finance) | “slight shift upward,” “(small or modest) increase,” “pick-up”)

What is it about this word? From a semantic standpoint it’s not all that interesting; we had many ways to the same or very similar things. 479 more words


ON THIS DAY: December 17, 2017

December 17th is

Maple Syrup Day

Wright Brothers Day *


MORE! Charles Dickens, Penelope Fitzgerald and William Safire, click 813 more words


‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’: meaning, origin and variants



The phrase the proof of the pudding is in the eating means the quality, efficacy, etc., of something can only be shown by putting it to its intended use… 803 more words

William Safire Honored by Neuroethics Society

Pulitzer Prize winner William Safire was widely credited with giving the word “neuroethics” its current meaning, defining it as “the examination of what is right and wrong, good and bad about the treatment of, perfection of, or unwelcome invasion of and worrisome manipulation of the human brain.” Safire was honored posthumously Friday morning with the Steven E. 396 more words


full disclosure

full disclosure

(1990’s | legalese | “telling the whole story,” “full accounting,” “clean breast”)

It’s a formula now, a ritual. The reporter states affiliations, preferences, or beliefs closely related to the topic at hand, prefaced invariably by “Full disclosure,” or “In the interest of full disclosure” for the orotund. 558 more words