Archive for April 17th, 2014

Jumble Spoiler – 04/17/14


Swamp_Jul07 (Photo credit: Boobook48)

Visual Description:  Don’t buy a bayou!


Clue/Question:  When the pioneers learned that their homestead was a swamp, the news was – – –

swamp 3

swamp 3 (Photo credit: Muffet)


(Marvelous play on pioneers being settlers!  There were no new clue words today, but the jumbling was splendid.  All the jumblings seemed new to me.  I’ll let you guys decide which clue words were the hardest to decipher.  The answer letter layout was another great jumble!  If you didn’t pick up on the idiom right away the layout could have presented some problems.  Fun cartoon.  The guy with the moustache looks like a real shyster!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/17/14

Clare Boothe Luce, U.S. ambassador to Italy, a...

Clare Boothe Luce, U.S. ambassador to Italy, and husband, publisher Henry Luce, arriving at Idelwild Airport, New York, New York / World Telegram & Sun photo by Phil Stanziola. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s easier to teach a poet how to read a balance sheet than it is to teach an accountant how to write.”   —   Henry R. Luce


English: There are no symbols that represent s...

English: There are no symbols that represent skepticism. This is one symbol that can be used to represent skepticism, skeptical inquiry, critical thinking, critical inquiry, and truth-seeking. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(I can attest to this.  While not a poet, I did consider myself to be an artist of sorts, and I stumbled into a 24 year career in banking!  I was a Fine Arts major, who had never taken an accounting course.  As a matter of fact, in middle school/high school I never got past Algebra, which I had to take twice, just to barely pass.  Do not buy into the corporate/government mantra of:  Math and Science, Math and Science, Math and Science!  They know that it is the Humanities that teach us how to think.  And, when I say how to think I mean think critically.  Math and Science are very important components of a comprehensive education, but they are not the be all and end all of knowledge.  Critical thought allows you to actively and skillfully analyze, apply, conceptualize, synthesize and/or evaluate information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, to reach an answer or conclusion.  This description was largely pieced together from a Wikipedia page on critical thinking.  Put more simply, it’s thinking for yourself, as opposed to just doing and believing what you’re told.  It involves questioning the “norms”, reasoning things out, and staying open to different and even opposing views.  It’s the power that we all possess, if only we choose to use it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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