Snafu – from an ex rated acronym.
“Gun to ____ head” in this case “my”
What does a successful education require that most people in school bend over backward to avoid?
The challenge is to make students welcome and appreciate them.
Its close enough to ten I’ll post a little. In honor of Mitt Romney I thought “mire” would be a good word search. Then I remembered it was in admire which would show up alot. Then I thought of “handcuff” but remembered an anecdote regarding one that I’d blogged about ad nauseam. Then I thought of “ankle biter” – no dice. So I stuck with “stymied.” They are all useful words considering the Deep South Republican primaries.
Disdain – see the previous four posts.
Some readers may have noticed that I’ve been choosing words or phrases for the word search that relate to some thought or post for the day. This will be no exception but it was hard finding a word that fit the circumstances. I plan on taking a short leave from the blog to concentrate on my damned book. The word retreat came to mind but it is more often used to suggest running away from enemies. I checked seclusion and solitude but there were no previous usages of them in the blog and they didn’t quite fit. “leave of absence” comes closer, vacation is all wrong. Sabbatical is closer.
I’ve chosen meditation as my last word search for the next month or two. I won’t be meditating so much as writing. I do need to end some distractions and the blog is the biggest distraction of all. I’m afraid I’m addicted to it and it makes tackling my book difficult.
I don’t give Andrew Sullivan his due so often any more. His blog is my principle filter for what’s going on in the world. Its as far ranging as the best newspapers and I enjoy his give and take with other smart people. He is far more willing to admit to mistakes than, for instance, the Duluth News Tribune.
He’s conservative (in much the same way that I am) and he’s gay (and he spends more time on that subject than I would). I’m sure some of my readers would say the same of my constant sniping at the Red Plan.
Yesterday his “Daily Dish” had lots of analysis of the Super Tuesday primaries. Fox News lies that they are “fair and balanced.” Sullivan riffs on that claim by saying his site is “biased and balanced.” I agree.
So, to make up for my no longer constantly noting where I get some of the things I post I thought I should see how many times I’ve referred to him and his blog in the past:
“Wild card” makes no appearance in the blog but “joker” does. I didn’t read any of the three posts where I’d used that word but I suspect they may not necessarily be used in the sense of “wild card” as in a wild card has been played in the Congressional race.