Monday, February 14, 2011

Word Play

I've heard Will Shortz on NPR, and a bit of an interview, maybe with Liane Hansen, so I knew he created his own degree on the study of puzzles, and I've enjoyed his quirky humor. We saw the movie "Word Play" this weekend, which is about him and the yearly puzzle championship. This quiet and endearingly geeky movie charmed us. You know, so much is wrong in our country, with the resulting unnecessary grief. But there are reasons to be hopeful, and there is the great force of good. And just pleasure. NPR is excellent for that, celebrating our better angels, our joyful and artistic selves, and this movie has reminded me of our capacity for connection and intellect.

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