Happy Friday Friends & Digital Neighbors! Another week is looking complete in the rear view mirror. A final look this week at the Dictionary of the Strange, Curious & Lovely: English's Most Beautiful & Interesting Words.
Agerasia -Looking noticeably younger than one actually is. Many people seem to have the benefit of looking noticeably younger than they are. I once had a baby-face all through my 20's & 30's, once the beard started turning white such thoughts ceased. I think a youthful demeanor also helps, once can act very old or young at heart and that seems to affect their overall receptiveness by others as being thought younger. On youthful trait to strive to maintain is a curious and learning mind. I would say "open mind" but that is such a loaded phrase when used toward others that is often is freighted with negativity. As in, "I wish you were more open minded." That usually means "I wish you were smart enough to agree with me." Less complicated to say one possesses a curious and learning mind.
Schlockmeister - A merchant of inferior products; seller of cheap goods I grew up in a small town of less than two thousand residents. We had pretty much everything we needed in town except a clothing store. There was a small store with some basics, but not a lot of variety. In the mid 70'sd Wal-Mart came into the area in the neighboring town, everyone complained about it ruining another small town, and yet Wal-Mart was always busy. Many complained that they made cheap crap, but that was debatable. Now people say that about Amazon.
Tufthunter - A Hanger-on to noble persons, or persons of quality, especially in English Universities; a toady. Tufthunters and name droppers, can't say I have much use for either. I am glad people know people of fame, notoriety or popular reputation, but in the end it just doesn't matter to me. The last person I really got giddy over was the wrestler, Harley Race. It was a hoot meeting a childhood legend in the world of male-soap operas - Professional Wrestling. While giddy about meeting him, I don't make it a point to name drop him to others, well, except now I guess. It was not the greatest moment in my life, but it was a fun one. Besides, if you aren't in the weird world of wrestling, Harley Race is only a name. Happy Friday my friends!
Meanwhile somewhere in Vermont ⛷️
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
Long but very worthwhile analysis of the gaslighting of the last two years and a path forward after the narrative collapses, or more likely pivots as is often the case.
Good Morning Neighbors from across the Local's landscape! Happy Sunday Refugees, Early Birds, Later Dayers, Conversants, and Lurkers! Hey there Phamily, Dawn Patrol, Day Walkers, Supporters, Members and Visitors! Hello again Triggeratti, Fascinating People and Beautiful Bigots! I am sure there are other wonderous Local's communities with their own vibe and rhythm, but there is only so much time to visit even the ones I favor.
A late start to the day, I was content to listen to the Dark Horse Podcast before hoping further online. I am sure I will be posting it later at Padre's. Some really good discussion about the gaslighting of the last two years. Whatever the day ahead of you holds, I hope you discover joy, or more likely bring joy to the day ahead of you. A few quotes on joy for perspective on a Sunday. Have a blessed day my friends!
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...