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Whether Trump or his campaign worked together with the Russians to ensure his victory and then obstructed justice to prevent certain information from coming to light, or that he did…January 29, 2018 / 12 Comments / Read More
Yes. Before you start. I know. Here he goes again 'Muslim bashing'. He's a racist Nazi Islamophobe. I've heard it all before and I happen to know it's bull. I…January 29, 2018 / 57 Comments / Read More
Walking along the idyllic streets of Prague just blocks away from the famed Wenceslas Square, 38-year-old Palestinian-born Raed Shaikh stopped to point out a halal grocery store he and the…November 13, 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More
The fact that we need to have this conversation today, tells us everything we need to know about how far from grace the republican party has fallen. They are now…November 13, 2017 / 14 Comments / Read More
(NEWSER) – CNN reported Friday that four more women have leveled allegations of sexual harassment against journalist Mark Halperin. The news channel said that one woman claimed Halperin masturbated in her presence after she…October 29, 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More
I loathe Daylight Savings Time (DST). I want it dark early evening and light early morning. I don't want that bright and shining cyclops still hanging in the sky at…October 29, 2017 / 8 Comments / Read More
Here in our relatively comfortable western democracies we have many rights. If I listed them all then I would be typing - well, a list really. That would be pretty…October 29, 2017 / 12 Comments / Read More
It's hard to quit the rodeo of rage - that morning boost as the hormones kick in and you feel smart and purposeful. Then there's the companionship (in a way)…October 29, 2017 / 4 Comments / Read More
A memo written by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, released among 2,800 declassified records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has shown how in the days after Lee Harvey…October 27, 2017 / Comment / Read More
by Glenn R. Geist “By Diverse means we arrive at the same end.” Thus begin the essays of Michel de Montaigne. It’s both hopeful and ominous and also a warning…October 24, 2017 / 4 Comments / Read More
Of Death and Family is a strange title for an article, I know. Makes it sounds kind of ominous. I guess you will have to read and make that determination for yourself…December 7, 2014 / 10 Comments / Read More
This past Saturday, October 11th, 2014, Rick Lopez, running for state treasurer, told us all an admirable story about how he grew up from very poor beginnings to become the successful…October 16, 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More
When I ask this question, it is usually after I am forced to witness yet again, public servants and citizens contorting themselves into “Pork Whores”. Of course, one man’s pork…September 14, 2014 / 8 Comments / Read More
Amongst the conversations of these scientist arose the question, "do you fear death?" This led me me to wonder, how many people actually do fear death? …May 11, 2013 / 23 Comments / Read More
Edify means "to uplift, enlighten, or inform."
// The speaker's words edified the graduating class, giving them hope and encouragement.
// As they grew older, the children realized their grandfather embellished the stories of his travels abroad.
// The gift shop had cowboy shirts and hats embellished with beads and stitching.
"Well, I've always wanted to write a children's book. This is just partly based on a story I used to tell Krishna, my daughter, when she was going to bed at night, but we just embellished it and embellished it." — Padma Lakshmi, quoted in Bon Appétit, 27 May 2021
Edify comes from the Latin verb aedificare, meaning "to instruct or improve spiritually"; it is based on aedes, the word for "temple." Edify shares the spiritual meaning of its Latin root, but it is also used in general contexts to refer to the act of instructing in a way that improves the mind or character overall.