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Thanks to anyone who decides to follow this account.
I have a habit of responding to all who do so, but this is a second account, and I may mess up when trying to determine who is a new follower and who is "also" following after connecting by way of my mastodon.cloud account.
It is not my intent to litter myself all over the fediverse. I will see how things go. I've made connections with several others on mastodon.art and think I'll feel at home here while NOT restricting my toots to artistic attempts. It looks like the instance won't generally mind.
Words have art in them, too.
Good luck to all of us.
Strength to the fediverse through the efforts of individuals.
In spite of how busy it is, a day spent at a hospital emergency room is somewhat less than exciting.
There is a lot of waiting for news about the next step to happen.
Having a book along didn't help much. There was something about the ambiance which made it difficult to focus on the words.
1 Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
1.1 curtail someone of archaic Deprive someone of (something)
Late 15th century: from obsolete curtal ‘horse with a docked tail’, from French courtault, from court ‘short’, from Latin curtus. The change in the ending was due to association with tail and perhaps also with French tailler ‘to cut’.
Yesterday's work was curtailed by a need to go to the hospital to deal with an uneven heartbeat. Rating its rate, the doctors said, "lie still while we get this organ under control!" https://mastodon.art/media/-uGOTl9YJtksadffj5U
1 A person who has done something wrong or unlawful.
1.1 archaic A heretic.
1 (of a person) behaving badly or unlawfully.
1.1 archaic Heretical.
Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘disbelieving’): from Old French mescreant, present participle of mescreire ‘disbelieve’, from mes- ‘mis-’ + creire ‘believe’ (from Latin credere).
Mark was a mythic miscreant, passing through the world with no belief in the law. He saw all of his actions as pure and selfish. What else, he felt, should one do? https://mastodon.art/media/ObwOoulONmSe_o-rAzk
Your choice to follow pleases me because...well, it just does!
Really, if it helps to fill your timeline, I am game, but recognize that my posts only happen when they do, not when they don't.
Conversations are also welcome, of course.They will be somewhat asynchronous, I suspect, but that's the nature of things on the Internet.
"Surreal" is a completely ridiculous term to use to describe temperatures in the 70s in Boston.
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Food empowers and invigorates us.
So does support from others. Family is generally the beginning of that support, then friends, teachers and the like--including you, here, online.
I wish to express my gratitude for all of those who have, through the years, provided support and encouragement for my efforts.
The results speak for themselves.
I am a happy man.
Give strength or energy to.
Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin invigorat- ‘made strong’, from the verb invigorare, from in- ‘towards’ + Latin vigorare ‘make strong’ (from vigor ‘vigour’).
The banana and peanut butter he ate for breakfast invigorated him enough to prepare the post for a word of the day. It would just take him through until lunch, as well. https://mastodon.art/media/7hZdym5diEwPYvSylxU
An animal that lives on the body of another animal, especially as a parasite.
Mid 19th century: from epi- ‘upon’ + Greek zōion ‘animal’.
The main thing you want to do with an epizoon is to get the epizo OFF! Said another way, 'having ticks can tick you off'. https://mastodon.art/media/Fj_TX4sKBvI_XPizdRQ
"I think we should look at in further detail."
Public official response to a question. Too typical.
The movie "Urban Cowboy" is testosterone flowing like Niagara Falls.
Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.
Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.
Please use CW to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.
Hint: Diligent https://mastodon.art/media/zok9_32cFW3XNa4A2Qs
An instrument for preventing blood flow by compression of a blood vessel.
Susan recounted the hemostats for a fifth time. Everyone had searched the floor. She and the surgeon made reluctant eye contact and he said, "Scalpel!" just before they re-opened the patient. https://mastodon.art/media/oJo99HFrLJN7DDjrP84