Archive for November 20th, 2013

Jumble Spoiler – 11/20/13

English: Climber taking the final few steps on...

English: Climber taking the final few steps onto the 20,305 ft. (6,189 m) summit of Imja Tse (Island Peak) in Nepal. Español: Alpinista tomando los pasos finales a pocos pies de la cima del Imja Tse (Island Peak) a 20.305 pies (6.189 m) en Nepal. Français : Alpiniste finissant l’ascension de l’Imja Tse (ou Island Peak) (6 189 m), au Népal. Русский: Альпинисты совершают последние шаги перед выходом на вершину Айленд-пик (6189 м), Гималаи. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Mr. Buff atop a bluff.


Clue/Question:  The mountain climber who reached the peak first was in – – –

English: Fannie Bullock Workman, mountain clim...

English: Fannie Bullock Workman, mountain climber, died 1922 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(I like the pun!  And, with the great answer letter layout, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you had some difficulty in solving this.  I don’t think there were any new clue words today.  I didn’t find any of the clue words particularly difficult, but that could just be me.  I really liked Jeff’s drawing/cartoon.  I guess that’s about it for this one, guys.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/20/13


English: Jimmy Fallon CES 2009 in Las Vegas, NV

English: Jimmy Fallon CES 2009 in Las Vegas, NV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”   —   Bryant H. McGill

(This quote is derivative of older quotes about listening.  And, it’s a little overdone in my opinion.  When someone gives a speech or lecture, of course you listen carefully, and wait patiently for a Q & A session.  But, when you’re having a conversation with someone – someone who should be considered a peer – you have to listen . . . and you should be given the opportunity to interject.  For the one person to go on and on, and raise their voice when you try to interject a point, is highly disrespectful to *the listener*.  A conversation, or a dialogue, is supposed to be a two way street.  If someone is only interested in giving a monologue, then that person should put on a one-man play, get a late night talk show, or stick to talking to themself in the mirror.   Otherwise, no one is going to want to talk to them.  I’ve never heard of this McGill guy.  He’s on Wikipedia, and he has his own website, and there are links to his books and his quotes, but there is no actual bio on the man.  Nothing that says where he was born, who his parents were, what schools he attended and graduated from, what other jobs he may have held, nothing.  Just that he’s a writer, a speaker, and an activist.  I find that kind of privacy, for someone who is so in the public, a little contradictory.  I don’t think I could trust someone like that.   But, that’s just me, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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