Today’s Word: mawkish (adjective) – Mawkish (MAWK-ish) means overly sentimental; emotional in a silly and embarrassing way. As used by H.L. Mencken: “One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable.”

Did You Know?: The world is inhabited by 1.4 million species of animals and 500,000 species of plants.

Worth Quoting: “For every path you choose there is another you must abandon, usually forever.” – Joan D. Vinge

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This guy is an impressive dancer. But do you see how he is trying to “out-dance” his partner? This is very bad form. He’s drawing attention to himself when he should be making his partner the primary focus. (And she, by the way, is dancing impeccably.) Also notice how he holds his hands… and his head. More athletic than elegant. He’s great… but he’s no Fred Astaire.