Definition: the ability to hold the interest of others; pleasingly amusing; diverting

Derivation: Latin, originally meant ‘maintain & continue;” later “maintain in a certain condition, treat in a certain way;” then “to show hospitality”

• It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. — Aristotle (384-322 bc) Greek philosopher
• We are like chameleons; we take our hue and the color of our moral character from those who are around us. — John Locke (1632-1704) English philosopher

Comment: We have all had ideas we look back on and wonder what to do with them. We can discard them to the garbage bin and let the friendly microbes of the mind churn through them to make some good soil for the next crop of thoughts. But first we should pick through the mess to find the rubies in the rubble.