Some people do crosswords or Sudoku to keep their minds sharp as they age. My dad was big on crosswords and we’d do them together. As much as I still enjoy them, my brain-booster comes from mini research trips online. I choose topics that interest me and carve out a half hour or so of my day to add new juicy details to my knowledge base. A life-long learner can’t ask for better than new info. You’ll notice I make many blog posts out of these juicy bits and always share the most interesting links to more for your own brain-boost. One day I’ll compile the best into a nice fat trivia book.
I have a super busy day today so no time for morning research with my coffee. Instead, I’m putting up an early piece of writing from my days working in historic preservation. I hope you enjoy.
Oh, the Dear Hands…
* The internet is rife with pirates. As with all my unpublished short stories and excerpts from future novels, their appearance here on the blog is very brief. I’ve taken down Oh, the Dear Hands. I’ll leave you with a point of the piece —
Take the time to talk with your elders. You won’t regret it.
My 100 things will focus on malapropisms and I’ll stick with it until I can’t find any more. From the French mal a propos (meaning inappropriate). Dictionary.com defines malapropisms as an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
Here’s one for today:
Rainy weather can be hard on the sciences. Sinuses
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