Babbling My Way to Word Oblivion

Okay, I admit it: I’m a Boggle junkie. I own the computer version and play it often. I like to think this is a more useful thing to do with my brain than, say, watching TV. Plus I get to learn lots of words like dottle (the plug of tobacco ash left in the bowl of a pipe after it has been smoked) and cresol (Any of three isomeric phenols, CH3C6H4OH, used in resins and as a disinfectant) and plafond (a decorated ceiling) and rotl (a unit of weight used in countries bordering on the Mediterranean).

Now, there is a new outlet for people like me. It’s called Babble. It’s an online version of Boggle with a bigger board, a requirement for words to have four letters or more, and a 24 hour time limit, instead of the inhumanely restrictive 3 minute time limit for a regular Boggle game. You get to compete against all the other Boggle junkies out there on the world wide web. It should be a humbling experience.

So when frustration with the molasses pace of political change is getting me down, you know where you’ll find me.

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3 responses

  1. This afternoon, the family (including the dog) got together and headed downtown.

    It was bitter cold! Too cold for March.

    We were there for the anti-war march and rally.

    We started off at the WWI Memorial at the court house.

    Father Hall was there. We marched across downtown to the State House.

    Another familar face in the crowd was Carl Sheeler (he does get around!).

    We did not stay too much longer and then came home.

  2. Andre, You are awesome for making this effort. It means a lot to people like me to know that friends are going out and continuing to call for peace in this awful time when our leaders have increased the attacks in Iraq. I’m glad to hear Father Hall was there, and Carl Sheeler too. You are courageous people doing courageous things.

  3. There was nothing courageous about it except dealing with the cold weather.

    What impressed me was not the crowd but the people caught up in the traffic. They did not appear angry or frustrated with the unplanned traffic but grateful that people were standing for peace and nonviolence.

    Some were overjoyed and excited.

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