Showy. Pretentious. Vulgar?

ostentatious- adjective characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice. This particular definition to me is interesting.  I distinctly remember that ostentatious was one of my vocabulary words in middle school and the definition I learned back then was: ostentatious– showy and pretentious I guess it is a very similar definition […]

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Daily Prompt: ADMIRE

If you look inside your heart and find a deep desire to grow then find someone or something that you admire. You can turn to an inspiring author, a friend, a teacher, or a mentor.  A mentor does not have to be someone that you personally know.  We live in a day and age where […]

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Daily Prompt: TOURIST

You don’t have to travel the world to be a tourist. I guess the word tourist has both positive and negative associations. tourist- noun A person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure. synonyms: vacationer, traveler, sightseer, visitor, backpacker, globetrotter, day-tripper, out-of-towner The dictionary definition makes it sound wonderful and romantic. I think […]

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Statistical and Critical Thinking

The word statistics is derived from the Latin word status (meaning “state”). Early uses of statistics involved compilations of data and graphs describing various aspects of a state or country.  (Triola 5) Definitions: Data– are collections of observations, such as measurements, genders, or survey responses. Statistics– is the science of planning studies and experiments; obtaining data; and […]

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You Can Learn Anything

This year I am back in school after being away for over 8 years.  My mind has been flooded with fears that I am too rusty to learn and understand new concepts.  Throughout my life, I have always been much stronger in art, reading, writing, and literature.  Math, science, and P.E. where not my strengths. […]

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