So sayeth the Groundhog

6 more weeks of winter!

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Book online in time for Christmas

Book online in time for Christmas

It’s been a couple of weeks since I mentioned having the last book at the proof stage, and it’s now up for sale as of the 7th. The name is WordyWords – Grocery Store List Edition.

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Editing finished, here’s a little preview

Editing finished, here’s a little preview

This is just a small snapshot of what I’ve been up to. Just finished final editing on another of Tresa’s word game books. It’s the second in the series. Wrapping up the final details, proofs, etc… will be printing this year.

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Huc accedit Santus Nicholas

Huc accedit Santus Nicholas

It’s almost time for that wonderful morning when the children leap out of beds around the world and tear open bits of paper in search of some special treasure. For me it is the time of year when I get to break out with the one real great excuse I have to speak in Latin to myself.

It’s not as if there are a great many people around who share that particular interest.

My all-time favorite Latin Christmas carol is Silent Night, possibly because I remember all the worlds without fail each year, and quite possibly because I can actually singĀ  the song decently.

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Obamacare questions that never get answered

Obamacare questions that never get answered

I was recently reminded of how people are always claiming they don’t know something, never knew it, and still don’t understand it.

Even if you’ve told them a million times.

I’m certainly not innocent of doing this. My memory lapses are notorious in my family.

For most people we can assume that sometimes it’s forgetfulness, other times… well… let me give you an example.

This was a somewhat hilarious and simultaneously frustrating exchange on Facebook recently:

Jane: I guess I’m still somewhat confused about Obamacare.

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A tale of political posturing

A tale of political posturing

The current news is being completely bombarded with news articles about the Congressional standoff over budget issues and Obamacare and subsequent government shutdown. So much so that I thought about not even writing down my thoughts, merely from a level of personal mental exhaustion related to this topic. I’m sick of it, so I’ve decided to write but keep it short.

I dislike what is going on in Congress right now, and I think both political parties are just as bad as the other, but it takes two to create a stand-off. Both sides are making this into news headlines that claim its the others fault. Well I suppose that’s a lot easier to do than accept that you hold half the blame for the situation.

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