Today’s Word: fatuity (noun) – Fatuity (fuh-TOO-ih-tee) is complacent stupidity; smug foolishness. As used by Helen Keller in The World I Live In: “The fatuity of their union was evident to them, and they parted.”

Did You Know?: Nearly all of the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed.

Worth Quoting: “Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.” – Samuel Johnson

What I’m Reading: Maurice O’Sullivan was born in 1904 on Great Blasket – a remote island off the Atlantic coast of Ireland that was abandoned in the 1950s. In Twenty Years A-Growing (translated from the Irish), he tells the story of his youth, first in the coastal city of Dingle and then on the island… a way of life that is now in the past.

Very charming, clever, involving. Reminds me of Mark Twain at times.

Watch This: There is hope. Happiness is possible and contagious.