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A Matter of Perspective

Hey everyone, it’s been a busy summer so far and summer has only been here for a couple of weeks!

I’ve been working hard on several of my websites that I do in my “spare” time, while creating two new ones, as well!

I’ve decided once again to give the July version of Camp NaNoWriMo a shot. This time though, I am doing it with a coworker which will—with hope—make me more accountable to actually getting a 50,000 word book done during the month of July. Because July has 31 days, I only have to write a minimum of 1612 words a day to have it completed.

I know I have talked about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for years, but each time I try, I do get a little further along. I suppose if I combined all the stories and half written novels together I would have at least one full novel and a couple of good starts, too!

An Update

For those of you who have been concerned and have asked about how things are going with my diabetes, my numbers are slowly dropping, and my weight is slowly leveling out. I was gaining and losing 5-7 pounds every day for a while there. It was a bit disturbing.

Through the Lilly Cares program (Lilly is the company that makes the drugs I take) I have been able to get approved for a year’s supply of both of the medications I take. I still have the cost of the needles and test strips, etc., but I am so grateful for the program. I believe it will give me the time necessary to work on the reversal of this condition. I truly believe through proper diet, type 2 diabetes is completely reversible, but not without concentrated effort.

I will post updates periodically of the good, the bad and the ugly related to this battle.

And now for some levity...

I received this in my e-mail last week and thought I would share it.

It’s a quiz with only nine questions. I only got a few of them right.

This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn’t. These are not trick questions.

You can find the answers below.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters “dw”and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter “S.”

Now no cheating, try to answer the questions before you look at the answers.

Good luck!

Let us know how you did. E-mail me at

Scroll down for the answers!

Answers To Quiz:

1. Boxing.

2. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

3. Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. Strawberry.

5. It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6. Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

7. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces and ellipses.

8. Lettuce.

9. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings and stilts.

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