Possible Addition to my Skillset

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I love a personal challenge, which explains my gravitation to puzzles and crosswords. It started as a pastime to improve my spelling and word recognition skills and has grown into a real life-long obsession. I […]

Almost a Good Idea

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Some people call me a crossword puzzle fanatic. I prefer aficionado. Let’s not go to extremes. Sure, I always have a puzzle on me and my day isn’t complete unless I finish a half dozen. […]

The Sound of Silence

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There are people who can work crosswords and other puzzles on a train or plane or bus no matter who is around. They can do it in a restaurant full of families and screaming kids […]

A Thoughtful Surprise

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I am seldom far from a crossword puzzle. I am seldom far from a stack of them or a source of new material such as the Internet. Every major US newspaper publishes at least one […]

Creating Your Own Book of Puzzles

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Puzzles come in all shapes and sizes. By that I mean there are more types than you can count on your hands and feet (or fingers and toes as the case may be). Crosswords and […]

Ryan Faces Fatherhood

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Drop the crosswords and jump out of the chair. I’m off to buy a pregnancy pillow. A what? Yes, a pregnancy pillow. This is a special cushion for the ladies so they can sleep better […]