met•a•noi•a

(n.) a change in one's way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual concersion

ba•by•moon

(n.) a relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born;  a period of time following the birth of a baby during which the parents can focus on bonding with their child.

hy•per•bo•le

(n.) Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

vet•er•an

(n.) 1. a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation, office, or the like;
2. a person who has served in a military force, especially one who has fought in a war.

om•ni•sham•bles

(n.) a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.

 

Vic•to•ry

(n.) the correct or desired result of an attempt.

E•lec•ti•on

(n.) a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.

Fal•staff•i•an

(adj.)  fat, jovial and convivial.

peck•sniff•i•an

 

(adj.) pretending to have high moral principles; sanctimonious, hypocritical.

Ai•lur•o•phile

(n.) a cat lover.

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The collectiion: Books



Someone - Alice McDermott

One ordinary life told from the perspective of she who is living it. I do not normally read realistic or historical fiction but this book caught my eye...

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Today in history

Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic


On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

Word of the day

Ful•min•ate

(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

Kids cook



Summer Fresh Pasta

This is terrific for a summer lunch.What you will need:12 0z. pasta, any shape1/2 cup pine nuts (optional - they are crazy expensive - but oh so good)...

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Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series that originally aired on the network AMC for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September...

Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Interesting things

Dronestagram


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The collection: Music



Blue Smoke - Dolly Parton

Singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton is proud to release her new album "Blue Smoke." The album reflects the character...

Science fair



The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...
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