Pursuing A Dream Isn’t Small

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“It’s no small matter pursuing a dream, but even the greatest dream starts from small matters.”

Manage Money

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“It is not how much money you make; it is how you manage the money you do make.”

-I.S., George, Iowa

Metaphor and Simile

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Definition: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money); broadly: figurative language.


Definition: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses)


Metaphor: “She’s a tiger when she’s angry.”
Simile: “She’s as fierce as a tiger.”

-Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2011)


Choice of Where I Were To Die

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It was a lovely day, and I decided to sit on a park bench to enjoy the warmth and flowers. Two elderly men were sitting nearby. “You know, if I had a choice of where I were to die.” More

Auction Mishap

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My sister, Ruby, and I decided to leave home and get a place of our own. We went to a crowded auction where we spotted a bed that would be perfect.


Steam Room

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My husband, Robert, repeatedly told me how relaxing he found the steam room in the YMCA. Since I had never used one before, I decided to give it a try. I opened the door, went into the empty room and sat down. It was warm and comfortable, and I thought: Robert’s right. This is great! Then the door opened, and a woman walked in. “Do you mind if I turn it on?” she asked.

-Loretta Whitehorn

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

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There is something hypnotic in a tiger… She has that quality. She treads so softly that there is no sound, and you won’t know she’s there at all. But if she doesn’t like something, she’ll stop and hold your gaze. There’s a kind of psychological ballet: who will outstare who? In such cases, you should not suddenly turn tail because the scent of fear passes quickly. You must back off slowly, slowly — especially if the tiger has a kill, or if she’s a mother with cubs; She makes a step — you must not run away. And only when you leave the territory she thinks is hers, only then you can run.

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, by John Vaillant

(quoted from Reader’s Digest)

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