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New Word for Today: Idoneous

Humor, Information Security
Author: Mark Dixon
Friday, February 1, 2013
5:52 pm

My Dad once told me, “If you keep your eyes and ears open, you’ll learn something new every day.”

Today, I stumbled across that new thing on Twitter.  Thank you @rmogull, for pointing out @451wendy‘s blog, “Idoneous Security.”

What a great word! It describes just how much security we need – the appropriate amount.  Not too much, not too little, just idoneous.

Plus, for good measure, Wendy’s blog post today was hilarious.

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My Top-Ten List of Concept Words

Author: Mark Dixon
Saturday, May 19, 2012
4:58 pm

Sound of MusicMaria von Trapp, please meet David Letterman and Merriam-Webster.  You have often graced us with your uplifting song, “… these are a few of my favorite things.” May I share with you a top-ten list of my favorite words, each the embodiment of a profound concept I cherish in my life?

  1. Life
  2. Freedom
  3. Light
  4. Faith
  5. Integrity
  6. Infinity
  7. Identity
  8. Innovation 
  9. Compassion
  10. Redemption

As often is the case, I find brevity to be more difficult than verbosity.  I place high value on many more concepts, but for today’s few moments of personal introspection, here is my short list.  What’s yours?

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Sequim, Washington: To Swim or to Shoot?

Humor, Identity
Author: Mark Dixon
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
9:32 pm

Note: originally published on ILoveFreedom.com.


According to a recent post in the International Business Edge, the small town of Sequim, WA, has an Identity Crisis … big time:

“The U.S. town of Sequim, Washington has long claimed that ‘in the native language of the S’Klallam tribe, ‘S’Kwim’ means quiet waters,’ as indicated on the town website. However, a linguist recently revealed that a correct translation would actually be ‘a place for going to shoot.’”


“Quiet Waters” or “A place for going to shoot.”  Quite a contrast, don’t you think?

For more insight, you can Listen to the story on NPR.org or read the article by the Associated Press.

With shooting potentially involved, I wonder why NRA.org hasn’t picked up the story!

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