Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays – November 16, 2018

Go to the website below and select the year you were born (or any year for that matter).

Time Traveler – Mirriam-Webster

The results will show you the words and phrases that were first used in that year. Fascinating fun!

For my mom, it is words like air traffic controller, die-hard, deep fry, eye shadow, expense account, hearing aid, learning curve, tux.

In 1968 (50 years ago) the results show: Band-Aid, car seat, cellulite, drive-by, data mining, LED, talk radio, self-destruct, unplugged, word processor.

And here I thought Band-Aids had been around forever!



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Fun Fridays – November 9, 2018

Today’s video is designed to make you think more deeply about art. Especially the intentionality of great art. Understanding the use of light and shadow, which directs your eye when looking at art, can help you view book-cover design in a new way. Bad cover designs make you look at …

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A Writer’s Phobias

This world can be a scary place. It is filled with “ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night,” as the old Scottish prayer puts it. It can be especially scary for writers, believe it or not. Even though we don’t get out much. …

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Fun Fridays – October 12, 2018

Stefan Xidas has Down Syndrome and a dream of singing the National Anthem before a Chicago Cubs baseball game. His wish came true a month ago. And, as promised, he now has raised over $20,000 for Special Olympics at this GoFundMe page. This one simply gave me a joy-filled smile. …

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Fun Fridays – October 5, 2018

For all you band geeks. With high-school football in full swing across the U.S., I thought you might enjoy the creativity of this trombone section from China Springs, Texas. 90 seconds of sheer concentration. One mistake might put someone in the hospital!

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