Posts Tagged 'Henry David Thoreau'

Jumble Spoiler – 08/08/20

Trojan horse: Women deacons is how the Anglican communion got to ...

Visual Description:  Reporting for duty.

CENEF  =  FENCE,  VAARL  =  LARVA,  ARTOYR  =  ROTARY,  BSIUTM  =  SUBMIT   —   Giving us:  ECEARVROYSUIT

Clue/Question:  The deacon introduced herself to the church’s minister by saying – – –

RORATE CÆLI: Ecclesia Amazonica - Prepare Your Hearts: Deaconesses ...

Answer:  AT YOUR SERVICE

(A prim, proper . . . and pious pun!  Rated G.  Suitable for the whole family.  Did you guys see where Trump tried to attack Biden on religion?  “No religion, no anything,” Trump said of Biden on Thursday. “Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God.”  He just pulls ridiculous allegations out of his keister, and hopes that the folks who swallow everything that he says – like baby birds – will store this tripe in their 4 kilo byte brains.  He is such a hypocrite too.  Two of his three weddings – oh, the sanctity of marriage! – were in a church, but his one to Marla Maples was at the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.  So, we do know that he has been to church . . . at least twice.  Heck,  I would bet that I’ve been to church probably ten times more than he has, and I’m a confirmed Agnostic/Pantheist!  I’ve got nothing against divorce.  To put it in the vernacular; it’s a necessary evil.  But, I’ve been married only once, for the past 34 years.  Mr. Trump has wracked up a grand total of 35 years among his three wives.   And, I’m eleven years younger than him!  Love?  Repentance?  Forgiveness?  He wouldn’t know a Christian tenet if it came up and bit him on the nose!  Oh!  Don’t get me started, people!

All of today’s clue words are tried and TRUE.  Two of the jumbles appear to be new, but “cenef” and “vaarl” have both signed NDAs.  The answer letter layout looks like a thirteen letter tribute to our pal hal/roy.  Somehow, I was able to see the word SERVICE first, then AT YOUR came into view.  Very clever pun.

A nice, but very rare, church scene cartoon.  I think the minister has exaggerated just a bit.  I would say it’s more of a modest crowd, than a great one.  Probably best, for a first time though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/17/20

Why Do We Love Henry David Thoreau? | The New Yorker

Friends will not only live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Good ol’ Hank Davy Thoroughly!  He knew that – collectively – we make sweet music . . . together.  Nothing wrong with a little redundancy.  It’s kinda like the chorus.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/09/20

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I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(After he published this, Hank and I ceased being Pen Pals!  Arrogant little pr . . . !  You might be wondering why we’re seeing another HDT quote so soon after the last one.  It seems that Rebecca is contractually obligated to run a certain number of each of the big quotesters each year.  She fell short of HDT quotes last year, and she just wanted to get him out of the way.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Belated Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/04/20

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Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Been a while since we’ve seen a quote from Hank!  I stayed away from the author, so this was a fairly challenging solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/18/18

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Kind of an industrious sounding quote, coming from a guy who sort of dropped out and espoused simple living.  Yes, Roy.  We are seeing a good amount of “success” quotes lately.  Any cryptogram for “success” is pretty easy to spot, and makes the solving go so much faster.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/11/18

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No man ever followed his genius till it misled him.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Thoreau was always a go your own way kind of guy, but this phrasing is kinda out there.  Maybe he was hanging out with Zonker Harris when he wrote this down!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/17

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In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(It kind of is anyway.  Hopefully, that means there is more peace and love in this world than most of us might think.  Let’s strive to make it so.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/05/17

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What is commonly called friendship is only a little more than honor among rogues.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Which is probably why he was more than somewhat of a recluse!  There can be times when this is true, but it’s not exactly the healthiest of attitudes.  Be well and do well, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/17/17

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.”      Henry David Thoreau

(Some hear Gene Krupa, some hear Buddy Rich, some hear Ginger Baker.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/23/17

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A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(I’m guessing this is about eating healthy.  I stink at poetry and subtext.  Anybody know for sure what this is about?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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