What’s this word? … Of course that’s what it is!

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It
November 28, 2016·

Over the years, I survived by memorizing words. It started with boxes and boxes of index cards. I’d practice each night, looking at a word and saying its sound as quickly as I could. I memorized hundreds and hundreds — maybe a few thousand — words this way.

I’ve never been able to sound out unfamiliar words. And I still can’t.

However, most estimates in the United States put it at somewhere between 5 and 17 percent of the population.

… “What’s this word?” And as she answers, he almost always has the same response: “Of course that’s what it is!”




Most middle schoolers can’t tell native ads from articles

Students Have ‘Dismaying’ Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds
November 23, 2016

“Many assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally savvy about what they find there,” the researchers wrote. “Our work shows the opposite.”

Most students could identify the traditional ad, but more than 80 percent of them believed that the “sponsored content” article was a real news story.

…young people tended to credulously accept information as presented even without supporting evidence or citations.


by Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)
on Nevermore – The Imaginary Life And Mysterious Death Of Edgar Allan Poe

Similar Artists:

  • Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2005 Broadway Cast)
  • Next To Normal (Original Cast)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Scones (a basic “start here” scone recipe)

savory scones
– made with herbs and cheese instead of sugar and fruit, are the perfect lunchtime accompaniment to soup, stew, chili or a salad
– with your breakfast scrambled eggs

sweet scones
– spread with preserves or honey, have long been known as a sweet breakfast or tea-time treat
– classic currant, cranberry-orange, offbeat chocolate chunk
– a change from the usual dinner roll or biscuit


  • Scones are best served warm.
    They’re delicious as is, but add butter and/or jam, if you like. To reheat room-temperature scones, place on a baking sheet, tent lightly with foil, and warm in a preheated 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.
  • Why freeze the scones before baking?
    Because 30 minutes in the freezer relaxes the gluten in the flour, which makes the scones more tender and allows them to rise higher. It also chills the fat, which will make the scones a bit flakier.



If you grate frozen butter, it will only take a few seconds to incorporate into the dry ingredients.

Kind Kittocks
by hand, in a bowl
round cookie cutter
glaze: egg & a splash of milk

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
in a bread machine
round cookie cutter

Chef Ricardo
by hand, in a bowl
rolling pin
round cookie cutter
glaze: egg & milk