Today’s Word: fugacious (adjective) –Something that is fugacious (fyoo-GAY-shus) is fleeting or transitory. As used by Degas scholar Line Clausen Pedersen in a New York Times article about the artist: “He is like the soap in the bathtub, fugacious. You can never really capture him.”
Did You Know?: The Spanish word esposa means wife. Esposas means wives… but also handcuffs.
Worth Quoting: “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praised than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale
What I’m Reading Now: An interview with Kevin Rogers in Barefoot Writer, a monthly magazine for professional writers produced by AWAI. Also in this month’s issue:
* a “hidden league” of writers who get paid to make dreams come true
* 4 simple moves you can make to sweep adversity’s game pieces off the board
* quick and easy ways to fill your coffers with a treasury of content ideas
* advice on sending your clients holiday gifts, and
* a proven way to outsmart distractions with binaural beats.
Check it out here: https://www.awai.com/downloads/tbw-12-2018/
Watch This: What a life this 97-year-old tailor has had! With all he’s been through, you wouldn’t blame him if he were cynical. But he seems to live in a happy state of mildly astonished amusement. (Which is perhaps his secret.)