Monthly Archives: May 2014

R.I.P. — Maya Angelou

Image:  www.independent.com Maya Angelou (1928-2014) The poet and author Maya Angelou died this morning.  We honor her memory with a two-diagram puzzle where the answer is something she had once said in anticipation of her death. Diagram 1: Diagram 2:

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Bob Dylan: Poverty

Image: nypost.com  Bob Dylan receives the Medal of Freedom Bob Dylan was born 73 years ago tomorrow, May 24, in Hibbing, Minnesota.  The answer to the following puzzle is a line from a Dylan song.  

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Rushing the Season

Photograph: Lisa Larsen/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)  The beautiful weather in Vermont for the past few days reminded us of a line from the American physician-poet William Carlos Williams.

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Nelson Mandela: Liberty

Image:  abcnews.go.com Twenty years ago today the late Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa.  The following puzzle features something he said about the cause in which he struggled for so many years, including his years of imprisonment. … Continue reading

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Puzzle of the Month — May

Image:  famousphilosophers.org John Locke (1632-1704) As our May Puzzle of the Month, we offer a quotation from the English philosopher John Locke that is appropriate to May Day.  Happy May Day!

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