Today’s Word: putative (adjective) – Something that’s putative (PYOO-duh-tiv) is accepted as fact by supposition rather than as a result of proof. Example from the science fiction writer Greg Bear: “Conservatism is not about tradition and morality, hasn’t been for many decades…. It is about the putative biological and spiritual superiority of the wealthy.”
Did You Know?: Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer– published in 1876 – was the first novel written on a typewriter.
Worth Quoting: “Our fears do make us traitors.” – Lady Macduff in Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Life isn’t fair. Like poker, we are each dealt a different hand, and some of us get more favorable cards than others. Character is defined not by the hand you begin with but by how you play it. And although success favors some over others, it is ultimately determined by what you do with what you have.