Word of the Day November 11,2017

Happy Veterns Day


The word dord is a notable error in lexicography, an accidental creation, or ghost word, of the G. and C. Merriam Company’s staff in the New International Dictionary, second edition (1934), in which the term is defined as a synonym for density used by physicists and chemists.

Read more on this word At https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dord


Word of the Day November 4, 2017

Don’t Forget, time falls back One Hour



intr.v. ca·vort·ed, ca·vort·ing, ca·vorts

1. To bound or prance about in a sprightly manner; caper.
2. To have lively or boisterous fun; romp: The children cavorted in the water, splashing and ducking each other.

Cleveland Clinic is a wrap

This is Barry, My take on our trip.  The disease Jill has is complicated, because it is a mutation in the PTEN gene.  Most if not all of the issues Jill is having is from this mutation.

What we learned from the experts was It is not going away, could get worst, or could remain stable.  We must stay vigilant to the symptoms and seek medical help should it be life threating.

Personally the trip was a success, very difficult physically and mentally, however The Grace of God was upon us.

Word of the Day October 14, 2017


(ˈmɛn dɪ kənt)


1. begging; living on alms.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of a beggar.
3. of or pertaining to various religious orders, as the Dominicans or the Franciscans, that combine the monastic life with an active ministry in teaching or preaching and that originally owned neither personal nor community property, living chiefly on alms.


4. a person who lives by begging; beggar.
5. a mendicant friar.
[1425–75; < Latin mendīcant-, s. of mendīcāns, present participle of mendīcāre to beg, derivative of mendīcus beggarly; see -ant]
Cite: thefreedictionary.com

Word of the Day October 7, 2017




1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: “There remain some truths too ephemeral to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript” (Irving R. Kaufman).
2. Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.

Something, especially a plant, that is ephemeral.

[From Greek ephēmeros : ep-, epi-, epi- + hēmerā, day.]

e·phem′er·al′i·ty, e·phem′er·al·ness n.
e·phem′er·al·ly adv.