Thursday, January 31, 2008


\kə-ˈmit-mənt\ noun
1 a: an act of committing to a charge or trust: as (1): a consignment to a penal or mental institution (2): an act of referring a matter to a legislative committee b: mittimus2 a: an agreement or pledge to do something in the future; especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date b: something pledged c: the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled
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Wry observation: when we hear the word "commitment" our thoughts often jump to matters of the heart, while the dictionary's definition points us toward jail or an asylum. Coincidence?

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