Monthly Archives: December 2012

We Need Your Feedback!

I enjoy maintaining this blog, and I hope that readers find it interesting.  But now we need your feedback! If you are reading this entry for the first time any day before the end of January, 2013, please send me an … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage, 2012; Rest In Peace

Photo: nydailynews.com H.M.S. Bounty   Captain Robin Walbridge As this year draws to a close, I want to use the occasion to honor the memory of two men, father and son. The father is Howard E. Walbridge (1917-2008).  A bomber … Continue reading

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Denzel Washington

Photo:  www.biography.com Denzel Washington Yesterday was the actor’s 58th birthday.  (Sorry I’m a day late; I have limited access to the internet right now.) To celebrate belatedly, we offer two puzzles whose answers are pieces of advice that Washington has offered.  … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eve Toast

Raise a glass in celebration of Christmas Eve!  The puzzle below contains a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson, perhaps appropriate to the occasion. I am off to Arizona this afternoon; postings for the next week may be somewhat sporadic. Jim

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George Eliot II

Yesterday was the birthday of the English novelist, George Eliot, born in 1819.  Today’s puzzle features a second Eliot quote:  Her reflection on the results of our actions.  This puzzle is a difficult one.  (The last word is an unusual … Continue reading

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George Eliot

Photo: en.wikipedia.org George Eliot (1819-1880) Mary Ann Evans is better known by her pen name, George Eliot.  The English author was born on this date in 1819.  She is remembered for his novels, including Middlemarch and Silas Marner.  The puzzle below … Continue reading

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Benjamin Disraeli

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881) Disraeli, twice Prime Minister of Great Britain, was born on this date in 1804.  He was also a novelist.  The puzzle presents something he said about what it takes of be … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley

Photo: news.bbc.co.uk Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Elvis was drafted into the Army 55 years ago today.  The answer to this puzzle is a bit of wisdom attributed to him. (This puzzle involves a “wraparound”:  Even though it does not appear to … Continue reading

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Publishing Milestone

On this date in 1843 a well-known work of literature was first published.  The puzzle below features (1) a quote from the main character and (2) the name of that character.

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Keith Richards

Photo: www.imdb.com Keith Richards (1943-    ) Keith Richards, English musician and songwriter, member of The Rolling Stones, turns 69 years old today.  The answer to this puzzle is his definition of rock ‘n’ roll.  

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