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.