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Scrabble (game)

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  • Bloopers

     
    My column today is about media bloopers, including one of my own doozies, and it includes a blooper photo sent to me by a reader. I threw it in again at the bottom. It's a Walgreens sign board that says,......
  • Stop taking cheap shots at Urban Meyer, Dwight Howard

    Stop taking cheap shots at Urban Meyer, Dwight Howard
    Going to be standing on by best Sunday soapbox a couple times, so slap me if I start preaching too much . . . Soapbox No. 1: Personal responsibility. As usually happens this time of year, we have had a couple of negative stories involving members of...
  • 'Orange is the New Black' casts new light on women's prison

    'Orange is the New Black' casts new light on women's prison
    It was sometime around the 30-minute mark of episode 11 of the new Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” that I suddenly felt that going to a women’s prison might not be so bad. Even life-affirming. I was in the process...
  • A Modern Spin On 'Family Game Night'

    A Modern Spin On 'Family Game Night'
    Last Christmas, I accidentally bought a version of an old-school board game that (GASP) involves a tablet. We play a lot of games and, remembering back to one of my favorite choices as a child, I thought the boys would like the The Game of Life. But,...
  • There be dragons: 'Of Dice and Men' explores the story of D&D

    There be dragons:  'Of Dice and Men' explores the story of D&D
    In the early 1970s, three guys in the Midwest invented a genuinely new kind of game. David Wesely, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson were all fascinated by complicated tabletop war simulations; Wesely was the one who revolutionized game-play when he asked...
  • Kids Read & Write Program reviews: Week one

    Kids Read & Write Program reviews: Week one
    This summer, Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to submit reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here’s what young writers had to say. Watch for more in the coming weeks. "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton I read "The Outsiders." Ponyboy...
  • How a demon iPad stole my summer vacation

    I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two words: Never again. Never again, that is, will I take all my technology along. The Internet has ruined summer vacations. When I first visited my in-laws' cabin in Ontario's north woods 35...
  • Words With Friends teaching yutz new tricks

    Words With Friends teaching yutz new tricks
    My mom's late Auntie Beth was the best Scrabble player I ever saw. She routinely beat everyone in the family well into her 90s. An avid crossword solver, she knew words I never heard of, and she was a great strategist to boot. At her big 100th...
  • Are you cognitively fit?

    Are you cognitively fit?
    If you think you can't teach an old dog new tricks, think again. According to psychologist and health and wellness expert Dennis Kravetz, not only can you continue to learn as you age, but keeping your brain fit can help you live longer. "People who are...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- As the person in my family least fond of Scrabble, I resonated deeply......
  • Taking the Kids: When they are all grown up in the fall

    Taking the Kids: When they are all grown up in the fall
    It's called fishing, not catching. That must be why I'm not catching anything, though I'm standing in one of the premiere fly-fishing spots in Colorado — the Roaring Fork River on the edge of Aspen (http://www.aspenchamber.com). It is picture-...
  • Words with Friends spells e-a-t-s t-i-m-e

    Don't tempt me. Put it away. I have resisted Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. I have scoffed at Asteroids, Donkey Kong and entire generations of Game Boys. Put it away. Shut it off. I'm serious. Don't tempt me.... I have...