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Tag Archives: Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem. The Lighter Side.
It’s a phrase we all know, understand and translate incorrectly. Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. From lyric poet Horace, in the first century BC, it is translated as “seize” the day. Carpe actually means “pluck”, giving us the more … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Books, Entertainment, Family, Humor, Movies Tagged Carpe Diem, Dead Poets Society, Horace, Robert Herrick, Robin Williams 88 Comments
3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 1.
Memento mori—remember death! These are important words. If we kept in mind that we will soon inevitably die, our lives would be completely different. If a person knows that he will die in a half hour, he certainly will not … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Random Thoughts, Writing Tagged 3 Day Quote Challenge, Carpe Diem, Leo Tolstoy, Life Affirmation, Memento Mori 21 Comments
3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 3
In the final day of this challenge, I wanted to pay tribute to American humorist, columnist and award- winning author Erma Bombeck, 1927-1996. She was a favorite in my childhood home; and the comic voice of my mother’s generation. Her … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Humor, Writing Tagged 1960's, Carpe Diem, Culinary joy, Dessert, Erma Bombeck, Titanic 28 Comments