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Remember, it costs nothing to be positive. And it changes things for the better.

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Noun: Bluestocking  (BLOO-stah-king) Definition: A woman having intellectual or literary interests. Example sentence: The author is a bluestocking, with a weakness for etymology and archaic religious texts.

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Life is like making tea. Boil your ego, evaporate your worries, dilute your sorrows, filter your mistakes, and get a taste of happiness.

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Adjective: Moot  (MOOT) Definition: Open to question, debatable, subject to discussion or disputed. Deprived of practical significance: made abstract or purely academic. Example sentence: Since the team would have lost anyway, it’s a moot point whether the umpire’s call was right or not.  

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Yes, we need to have long-range goals.  But our focus must be on today. Don’t think about tomorrow. Today is enough trouble in and of itself.  You can work on tomorrow when it gets here.

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It’s my favorite time of the year! I get to show off one of my antique tractors at the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Show at the U.P. State Fair Grounds in Escanaba. The show will run Friday, September 4 through Monday September 7. Show times are noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. […]

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Beautiful thoughts and positive emotions are the stuff miracles are made of.

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Noun: Vaudeville  (VAUD-vil) Definition: A light, often comic theatrical performance of various acts, combining pantomime, dialogue, dancing, song. and sometimes, performing animals. Example sentence: Andrew’s interest in vaudeville can be traced to his grandparents, who met as performers in the 1920s.

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Noun: Argy-bargy  (AHR-gee-BAHR-gee) Definition: A vigorous discussion or dispute. Example sentence: The current argy-bargy over herring fishing seems to bring the whole issue of conservation, national fishing limits, and policing of the seas into perspective.

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To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it, it’s over. It can hurt you no more.

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