We Live in Paradise!

Dear Daughter

After having spent some time in Minnesota last week, let me tell you that life is great because we live in the SF Bay Area of California. They said that living in California makes you soft and are they right! While I was in Minnesota lots of people were talking about getting up in the morning and having to shovel their driveways clean of the snow. It was freezing cold and no one was talking about that? They were only talking about the snow needed to be shoveled as if they went out to get the mail and it was drizzling. I’m too lazy sometimes to go outside on a cold California day and get the newspaper from the driveway. I figure that I can just look up the news online.

We got it pretty good! It is a virtual paradise living in the San Francisco Peninsula. Southern California can get too hot while Northern California can start getting a bit cold and wet. We live in paradise, a crowded expensive high stress paradise, but a paradise nonetheless  and should rejoice.

Soft Dad

New Word of the Day: 

Soliloquy (noun)

  1. an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present (often used as a device in drama to disclose a character’s innermost thoughts): Hamlet’s soliloquy begins with “To be or not to be.”.
  2. the act of talking while or as if alone.

Previous Words of the Day: 

Didactic (adjective)

  1. intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry. 
  2. inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker.
  3. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.  
  4. didactics, (used with a singular verb) the art or science of teaching.

Superfluous (adjective)

  1. being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. 
  2. unnecessary or needless. 
  3. Obsolete. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant.

Incongruous (adjective)

  1. out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming:
    an incongruous effect; incongruous behavior.
  2. not harmonious in character; inconsonant; lacking harmony of parts:
    an incongruous mixture of architectural styles.
  3. inconsistent:
    actions that were incongruous with their professed principles.

Deference  (noun):

  1. respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
  2. respectful or courteous regard: “in deference to my dad’s wishes, I did not correct his misspelling.”

Acquiesce  (verb): to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: “to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.”

Magnanimous  (adjective)
  1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: “to be magnanimous toward one’s enemies.”
  2. high-minded; noble: “just and magnanimous ruler.”
  3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: “magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.”

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