2016 Year in Review

Fifty-six blog posts published so far this year

Number one, most-read blog post: Review of Justin Cronin’s “City of Mirrors”

Number one, most-watched videos: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s “Can’t Help Myself” from the Guggenheim Museum

Two poems published: “That Day in Assisi” and “For Your Own Safety”

One short story published: “Auntie Lovely Says Goodbye”

Two countries visited: Guatemala, South Korea

Twenty-four books read

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Twenty-one seconds: Best completion time of the NYTimes mini puzzle

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Patronus: Fox

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Participation Award: La Tortilla Cooking School, Antigua, Guatemala

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Colors of Antigua, Guatemala

What stands out when walking around Antigua, Guatemala, are the many colors on the sides of buildings and walls that line the city streets. Here are a few of them.

What stands out when walking around Antigua, Guatemala, are the many colors on the sides of buildings and walls that line the city streets. Here are a few of them.

A word nerd goes for coffee

Hey, Dunkin, "Medium Hot" means what exactly?
Hey, Dunkin, “Medium Hot” means what exactly?

Most reasonable people who see this sign at a Dunkin Donuts will probably think, “Hey, a medium coffee for just 99 cents? What a deal!”

Me? I had the hardest time getting beyond the line that says “Medium Hot.” Isn’t “medium hot” just “warm”? Should it be “Medium, Hot”? And why is almost every word capitalized?
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