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Some linguists believe that we may or may not have started talking to each other about 100,000 years ago. But they don’t know for sure and they don’t know what started it. Could have come on all of a sudden or over time, with a series of grunts, hand gestures and other expressive means. Some … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Party Fifty-Eight – Professions

We humans are preoccupied with professions. Hopefully, our professions not only feed our families, but our hearts, minds, and spirits as well. Maybe it’s the obsession with profession (and what others think of them) that gets in the way of fulfillment. Many moons ago upon graduating high school, I had a scholarship to go to … Continue reading

My Good and How My Mind Got Me Here. And There. And…

I trade emails from time to time with a very dear and wise friend. We commiserate about life and its ups and downs. We’ll check in to see how the other is doing. We remind each other how fortunate we are. When one of us is feeling down, the other will have some words of … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations — Part Fifty-Six — Be You

One of my favorite quotes of all time is this: Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string. – Ralph Waldo Emerson I read that in grade school and it’s helped me through many a confusing time. The sentiment, so simple yet so profound, is the reason why writers write, painters paint, explorers explore … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Part Fifty- Five — Love, Sweet Love

Oh love! Poets and writers have attempted to describe it since the beginning of time. I don’t know for certain but I’ll bet there’s some hieroglyphics written on a rock somewhere about it. Love can render us speechless, have us act in ways we never would and scientifically speaking, it has the same addictive effect … Continue reading

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lighten up

light·en 1

(līt′n)

v. light·ened, light·en·ing, light·ens
v.tr.

1.

a. To make light or lighter; illuminate or brighten.
b. To make (a color) lighter.
2. Archaic To enlighten.
v.intr.

1. To become lighter; brighten.
2. To be luminous; shine.
3. To give off flashes of lightning.