Simple but Fun Word Game Goes Viral

I'd never heard of the game until reading today's Wall Street Journal. The name of the game is Wordle, and it was created by John Wardle (seems like he was meant to create such a game). Wordle is a word guessing game that tasks the player with correctly identifying a random five-letter word. You only … Continue reading Simple but Fun Word Game Goes Viral

Where’s My Joie de vivre?

Joie de vivre is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, an exultation of spirit. It "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung. Robert's Dictionnaire says "joie" … Continue reading Where’s My Joie de vivre?

The Complete List of Toys in the Toy Hall of Fame, Including the Latest Inductees

This post is only about seven weeks late, but I guess with it being Christmas time, I've been thinking about toys. On November 4, the Strong National Museum of Play announced the most recent inductees into the toy hall of fame: American Girl Dolls, the board game Risk, and Sand. From the Museum's web site: … Continue reading The Complete List of Toys in the Toy Hall of Fame, Including the Latest Inductees

Libraries: The Crown Jewel of a Community

I've long referred to libraries as the crown jewel of a community. My wife and I have said that one of the criteria we will use if we decide to relocate is what the local library is like. We are blessed to have a wonderful local library - Radnor Memorial Library - that offers so … Continue reading Libraries: The Crown Jewel of a Community

Music Monday: Spotify Reveals My Failure to Evolve

Spotify recently released a top 100 playlist for each user, showing what songs that person listened to the most during the past year. Here is a screenshot of the top 10 songs on my list. (Note - it is just a screenshot, you cannot click on any of the songs.) With the exception of a … Continue reading Music Monday: Spotify Reveals My Failure to Evolve

It Only Took 52 Years, But I’ve Finally Learned From My Mistake

The Date: Spring of 1969 The Place: A.D. Eisenhower High School Auditorium, Norristown, PA The Event: the Montgomery County Spelling Bee I was representing my school, St. Augustine, at the competition. There were close to 100 competitors, and I had successfully spelled my first few words. Then it happened. It was my turn again, so … Continue reading It Only Took 52 Years, But I’ve Finally Learned From My Mistake

Music Monday: Another, and Another, and Another, and Another, and Another, and Another, ‘Another Christmas in L.A.’

It's like deja vu all over again. This will be the seventh year in a row that I have featured this song as part of my Christmas music blog posts. And no, it's not Santa Clause Is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen. The song is Another Christmas in L.A. by The Killers. I think … Continue reading Music Monday: Another, and Another, and Another, and Another, and Another, and Another, ‘Another Christmas in L.A.’

Music Monday: Rising Country Duo, the Dries, Performs “Dolly Would”

Music can bring out many emotions, but I think my favorite kind of music is the type that just makes me feel good. And that's what the song in the week's post did for me. Dolly Would, a song written and performed by The Nashville-based husband-and-wife country duo of Katelyn and Derek Drye, pays tribute … Continue reading Music Monday: Rising Country Duo, the Dries, Performs “Dolly Would”

The Wright Attitude

It's been quite a run for Villanova Men's Basketball Coach, Jay Wright. In 2016, he won the NCAA ChampionshipIn 2018, he won the NCAA ChampionshipEarlier this summer, he was one of the coaches for the USA Men's team that an Olympic Gold medalA month ago he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame You … Continue reading The Wright Attitude

Music Monday: Faculty Superstar Is Also a One-Man Band

Jonathan Doh is a colleague at Villanova's School of Business, but that is where the similarity ends. Jonathan is one of our most productive and internationally recognized faculty members. Jonathan is the Associate Dean of Research and Global Engagement; Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business; Co-Faculty Director, The Elenore and Robert F. Moran … Continue reading Music Monday: Faculty Superstar Is Also a One-Man Band