Sunday, June 9, 2013

june 9, 2013 - dust bowl (two words)

dust bowl - knows as the "dirty thirties" time in history (1930s) causing severe dust storms

weather - boulder city NV today we are under severe weather watch, EXTREME HEAT under 4000 feet for the past few days it has been 110 - 112 degrees on my patio! way too hot for anything but the pool!

wisdom - check out wikipedia for more interesting and historical information on the "dust bowl" terminology.

stay kool my friends! (lol)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013 - preponderance

preponderance - pri-pan-d (e) ran (t) s

noun

a superiority in weight, power, importance, or strength

a superiority or excess in number or quantity

majority

wisdom - Not since Rome in its glory days had a nation enjoyed such overwhelming military prepondereance.

A preponderance of the evidence points to the guilt of the defendant.

weather - 64 deg 24% humidity, full moon tonite! Howl alert at 9pm!

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 18, 2013 - rudimentary

rudimentary

ru-di-men-ta-ry

adjective
involving or limited to basic principles.
immature, undeveloped, or basic.

Synonyms
elementary - primary - basic - primitive- rudimental

wisdom -

"Printed prose is historically a most peculiar, almost an aberrant way of telling stories, and by far the most inherently anesthetic: It is the only medium of art I can think of which appeals directly to none of our five senses. The oral and folk tradition in narrative made use of verse or live-voice dynamics, embellished by gesture and expression—a kind of rudimentary theater—as do the best raconteurs of all times. Commonly there was musical accompaniment as well: a kind of one-man theater-of-mixed-means."   - John Barth

John Barth (b. 1930), U.S. novelist, educator. "The Role of the Prosaic in Fiction," The Friday Book: Essays and Other Nonfiction, Putnam (1984).
           

weather - a cool 64 and luscious!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Feb 20, 2013 - deltiologist

weather 44 deg partly cloudy rained most of the day overcast lovely gray windy

word

deltiologist -

the collection and study of postcards

wisdom

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25 2012 - family

weather - 88 deg now up tp 105 deg 10 to 20 mph wind


word - family, fam·i·ly
noun


A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.
Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another.
All the members of a household under one roof


 A group of persons sharing common ancestry


wisdom - keep your friends close, your enemies closer - sun-tzu

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 14, 2012 - dysfunctional

weather 52 deg - 44 deg

word - dysfunctional  [dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənəl]
adj
1. (Medicine) Med (of an organ or part) not functioning normally
2. (esp of a family) characterized by a breakdown of normal or beneficial relationships between members of the group

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6 2012 - functional

weather - 56 deg - 67 deg

word - "functional"  adj Of or having a special activity, purpose, or task; relating to the way in which something works or operates. Designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive.

wisdom - “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney