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  • Scare Marden – doctor, writer, philospher, hotel owner (put himself through college working in hotels and then bought some hotels when he became doctor)…part of american NEW THOUGHT movement 10/3/11 aberration(n.)something that differs from the norm(In 1918, the Boston Red Sox wonthe World Series, but the success turned out to be an aberration, and the Red Soxhave not won a World Series since.)
  • LipHoltz football coach sports commentator
  • FishAlcott – Little Women
  • StackEdison invented the light bulb. Where would we be if he hadn’t been able to apply himself?
  • BullCollins – grew up in Alabama during segregation (not allowed to go to the library) against odds became a famous educator that op-ned schools in Chicago gettoes
  • string
  • PaperUnited Nations University for Peace – head of UN – winner of nobel peace prize
  • BoardPoet - Apollinaire
  • game
  • ring
  • Snake30th president
  • sky
  • turtle
  • Cry - cry out and out cryHILL - writer
  • StoneWhite – governor and olitician
  • bread
  • dog

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  • 1. 10/03/11 - aberration
     
    aberration(n.)something that differs from the normIn 1918, the Boston Red Sox wonthe World Series, but the success turned out to be an aberration, and the Red Sox
    have not won a World Series since.
    "Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them."- Orison SwettMarden
    Quick write:
    Write about one thing in your life you hope you never
    have to see or encounter.
    Associated words:
    off
    crow
    tactics
  • 2. 10/04/11 - aberration
    "Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger.“ - Lou Holtz
    Quick Write:
    Describe a time in your life when
    you were lost (figuratively or not).
    Associated words:
    reading
    stick
    fat
  • 3. 10/05/11 - aberration
    “I am not afraid of the storm, for I am learning to sail my own-ship.” L. M. Alcot
    Quick write:
    What non-electronic, old-school, thing(s) from the past do you still enjoy and why?
    Associated words:
    Hook
    Jelly
    Bowl
  • 4. 10/06/11 - aberration
    "The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary." - Thomas Edison
    Quick write:
    Write about one thing that has always fascinated you you.
    Associated words:
    hay
    smoke
    up
  • 5. 10/07/11 - aberration
    "Success doesn't come to you, you go to it." - Marva Collins
    Quick write:
    What is your biggest insecurity?
    Associated words:
    dog
    frog
    fighter
  • 6. 10/10/11 - benign
    benign (adj.) favorable, not threatening, mild We were all relieved to hear that the
    medical tests determined her tumor to be benign.
    Two roads diverged in a wood,
    and I— I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
    Quick write: Robert Frost road the above poem The Road Not Taken. Name a road you’ve always wanted to travel. Where do you hope it takes you, and what might you see when you get there?
    Associated words:
    cheese
    guitar
    along
  • 7. 10/12/11 - benign
    "To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness." - Dr. Robert Muller
    Quick Write: Write about one thing that you think brings out the good in people.
    Associated words:
    weight
    fly
    sand
  • 8. 10/13/11 - benign
    "Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them, And they flew..." - Guillaume Apollinaire
    Quick write:
    Write about an irrational fear that you have.
    Associated words:
    above
    floor
    walk
  • 9. 10/14/11 - benign
    "It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J. K. Rowling
    Quick write: What was the worst choice you have made in your life? What could you have done differently?
    Associated words:
    video
    board
    waiting
  • 10. 10/17/11 - camaraderie
    camaraderie (n.) brotherhood, jovial unity Camaraderie among employees usuallyleads to success in business.
    "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison
    Quick Write
    The accomplishment that I am proudest of is. . .because. . .
    Associated Words
    master
    wedding
    side
  • 11. 10/18/11 - camaraderie
    "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. . .
    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge
    Quick Write:
    Are you or someone else the black sheep in the family? Explain.
    Associated words:
    oil
    rattle
    eyes
  • 12. 10/19/11 - camaraderie
    “Always aim at complete harmony of thought word and deed.” Mahatma Gandhi
    Quick write:
    Who was your first crush and what made them special?
    Associated words:
    rocket
    night
    lark
  • 13. 10/20/11 - camaraderie
    “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” - Henry Ford
    Quick Write
    The thing that scares me the most is. . .
    Associated words:
    neck
    snapping
    dove
  • 14. 10/21/11 - camaraderie
    “One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.” - Napoleon Hill
    Quick Write:
    Describe your own special place and how it makes you feel.
    Associated words:
    out
    baby
    out
  • 15. 10/24/11 - trite
    trite (adj.) not original, overused Keith thought of himself as being very learned, buteveryone else thought he was trite because his observations about the world werealways the same as David Letterman’s.
    “When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of
    the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”
    -Hugh White
    Quick write: List your greatest regrets.
    Associated words:
    key
    wall
    precious
  • 16. 10/25/11 - trite
    “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein
    Quick write: If you could tell the world just one thing what would it be?
    Associated words:
    corn
    winner
    sweet
  • 17. 10/26/11 - trite
    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Unknown
    Quick Write: If I could live anywhere in the world, I would choose ( and why)
    Associated words:
    top
    inner
    test
  • 18. 10/27/11 - trite
    There are many things in life that will capture your eye, but very few will capture your heart. These are the ones to pursue. These are the ones worth keeping.
    Quick write: When take a long look into the mirror this is what I see. . .
    Associated words
    go
    there
    seen
  • 19. 10/28/11 - trite
    The future doesn’t just happen. It is created. . .Our destiny is not in the stars, but in ourselves. We may need to follow in the wake of those who have gone before. But what we do and where we go is ultimately up to us. The attitude of initiative is an on-going state of exploration that is never finished. . .a journey that never ends.
    Quick writes: Have you ever wanted to trade places with someone else for a day, week, or a lifetime? If so, who was it and why?
    Associated words:
    read
    child
    water
  • 20. 10/31/11
    obsequious (adj.) excessively compliant or submissive. Mark acted like Janet’s servant,obeying her every request in an obsequious manner.
    The currents that determine our dreams and shape our lives flow from the attitudes that we nurture every day.
    Quick write: What is your biggest ambition in life?
    Associated words:
    watch
    house
    gone