Word and Quote of the Week

Word of the Week

manipulate – 1.  to treat or operate with or as if with the hands or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner

2.  a) to manage or utilize skillfully  b) to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means, especially to one’s own advantage

Quotes of the Week

“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive.  A liar knows that they are a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”  –  Criss Jami

“Because to take away someone’s freedom of choice, even the freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate them as though they were a puppet and not a person.”  –  Madeline L’Engle

The First Quarter Moon is Saturday, May 11, 2019.