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with Anu Garg

stakhanovite

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Stakhanovite (sta-KA-nuh-vyt) noun

A Soviet worker honored and rewarded for exceptional diligence in increasing production.

[After Aleksei Grigorievich Stakhanov (1906-1977), Soviet miner.]

"With characteristic Stakhanovite energy, Rea has a whole new album of jazz-blues tracks, entitled The Blue Cafe, out in October."
John Walsh, The reluctant rocker, Independent, 3 May 1997.

"Experts confirm the boomers' reports of Stakhanovite schedules."
Walter Kiechel, III and Susan E. Kuhn, The Workaholic Generation, Fortune, 10 Apr 1989.

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Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society - things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed. -E.B White


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