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Full Pink Moon

April 15th   2019 ____ The April full moon is known as the Pink Moon. This reference was used by early Colonial Americans, who learned from Native American Indians to observe the moon phases. Native Americans follow a lunar calendar, and name each Full Moon as it reflects the season, and the nature that happens below that moon. The …

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Love for Words — Ides

March 1st   2019 ___ “Beware the ides of March,” is a phrase you may be familiar. Yet “ides” is a part of every month. The famous phrase listed above is from William Shakespeare’s 1601 play Julius Caesar where a soothsayer tries to warn Caesar of his death, hence foreboding, “Beware the ides of March.” At that time it clearly …

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Catastrophize — to allege catastrophy

March 15th   2019 ___ Catrastrophize is a verb form of “catastrophe,” yet ’tis accusatory of the person claiming the catastrophe. Definition via OxfordDictionaries.com View or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is Dictionary.com offers a similar one-definition to view or talk about (an event or situation) as worse than it actually is, or as …

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tarry — to take time

March 1st   2019 ___ To tarry is is to take extra time, or to delay. Pronounced [TAIR-ee], this word represents a slow down regarding immediate situations. One might “tarry” to simply dawdle, or to imbibe in the atmosphere. Dictionary.com defines “tarry” as: 1. to remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn 2. to delay or be tardy in acting, …

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