Monthly Archives: January 2015

Words I Love 35 – Portent

New word… portent ˈpɔːtɛnt,-t(ə)nt/ noun noun: portent; plural noun: portents 1. a sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen. “many birds are regarded as being portents of death” synonyms: omen, sign, indication, presage, warning, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 34 – Placate

Today’s favourite word… placate pləˈkeɪt,ˈplakeɪt,ˈpleɪ-/ verb verb: placate; 3rd person present: placates; past tense: placated; past participle: placated; gerund or present participle: placating make (someone) less angry or hostile. “they attempted to placate the students with promises” Origin late 17th … Continue reading

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Artist Appreciation: Richard Thomas Davis

Originally posted on O' Canada:
Richard Thomas Davis, “65 Volvo” (2012-13) I truly love so many styles of art, but photo-like realism in painting is a style that often leaves me speechless by the skill and patience required of the…

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Words I Love 33 – Procure

Today’s word… procure prəˈkjʊə/ verb verb: procure; 3rd person present: procures; past tense: procured; past participle: procured; gerund or present participle: procuring 1. obtain (something), especially with care or effort. “food procured for the rebels” synonyms: obtain, acquire, get, find, … Continue reading

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Stairway to Shame

Originally posted on Broken Light: A Photography Collective:
Please welcome first-time contributor Mute, a man in his forties who has struggled with mental health challenges throughout his life. Diagnoses range from manic depression to ADD. Many meds have been tried, and…

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Words I Love 32 – Voluminous

A new word today, the first of the year… voluminous vəˈljuːmɪnəs/ adjective adjective: voluminous 1. (of clothes) very loose or full; having much fabric. “a voluminous purple cloak” synonyms: capacious, commodious, roomy, spacious, ample, full, big, large, sizeable, immense, vast, … Continue reading

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Musical Diary 05 – ‘Elvis’ Army’

It’s time for the latest edition of my monthly blog ‘Musical Diary’, where I dip back into the past for a musical moment that meant a lot to me personally. It’s actually been two months since the last post, but this … Continue reading

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