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En-gage: Needwant

As humans, we all have needs. I’m sure you’re all familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The hierarchy begins with physiological needs and moves up to the need of self-actualization. What is need? Need (v.): require (something) because it is essential or very important; synonym–want. Need (n.): circumstances in which […]

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Because cal-en-dars are ticking

En-gage: Because cal-en-dars tick

Every Christmas I receive a new cal-en-dar to hang in my kitchen as well as a planner to write down every appointment and to-do list throughout the year. I keep both a physical and electronic cal-en-dar. Cal-en-dar (n.): a chart or series of pages showing the days, weeks, and months […]


En-gage: Time to Carve Fruit!

On October 31, we celebrate Hal-low-een (n.): the eve of All Saints’ Day (a Christian festival in honor of all the saints, possibly held on November 1 to combat the harvest festivals and Pagan feasts), commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door. […]

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En-gage: Because I just bought a typewriter

  Do you wear over-sized glasses? Enjoy flannel and beards? Have you recently started buying records? Have a typewriter? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might be a hip-ster (n.): a person who follows the latest trends of fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the […]


En-gage: to carry life (v.)

Birth-days (n.). We all have them. When we’re little we invited our entire class to share cake with us. We can’t wait until we can open the presents. As we get older, some people refuse to admit that they have a birth-day. When asked how old they are, they stick […]

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En-gage: eventual/eventuality

Since moving to Colorado, I’ve had to think a lot about in-sur-ance (n.): a practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a premium; a thing providing protection against a possible […]


En-Gage: are students; are learners

We are always learning. We have to learn how to walk; learn how to talk; learn “how to” everything. learn (v.): gain or acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, experience, or being taught. We begin school and are introduced to teachers (n.): a person who teaches, especially in  […]

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En-gage: fa(h)r(en)

To travel (v.) is to labor; make a journey, typically of some length or abroad; to move or go from one place to another; to proceed or advance in any way. To travel (v.) is to toil. The notion of going on a difficult journey–any journey–in the Middle Ages was […]


En-gage: while

What do we merit? What are we worth–werth (adj.): good or important enough to justify; having a value; worth–werth (n.): excellence of character or quality; usefulness or importance, as to the world, to  a person, or for a purpose; value; merit. The definition of worth sounds positive. We’re describing something […]

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En-gage: en-ter

Each day we en-ter-tain (v.): provide (someone) with amusement or enjoyment; give attention or consideration to (an idea, suggestion, or feeling). People, ideas, suggestions, feelings; en-ter-taining is en-er-gy. When does the en-ter-taining stop? What about en-ter-taining ourselves? We wake up. We work 40-60 hours a week. We need to make […]