About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Seven Word Quiz

If you are like me you have heard far too many analyses of the performances in the first presidential debate held last night.  We all have our opinions but really have to wait for the impact, if any, on the outcome of the race. 
Meanwhile - from time to time I mention to various subscribers that I receive quizzes – most of which I don't present to the readership because they are far too unchallenging.  Below is one that will call on all of your analytical & problem solving abilities.  One subscriber who I mentioned this to recently told me with no sense of humility re his own personal record re past quizzes - "Bring on the quiz!"
So here it is below from one of our Mid-west subscribers.  If anyone gets it I will publish the answer.  If you don't get it let me know & I will privately send you the answer. 
What do these seven words have in common?  
1. Banana
2. Dresser
3. Grammar
4. Potato
5. Revive
6. Uneven
7. Assess


  1. After removing the first letter, they all read the same forwards and backwards.

  2. Hi Doug - My guess. . .all the words have multiple vowels & multiple consonants.

  3. I don't know exactly how to say it but it seems to me that each word has a letter or double letter in the middle with the same letters on each side but in reverse??

  4. They all have 2 sets of double letters.

  5. is it that they all have 2 each, of the same vowels in the words, and 2 same consonants?

  6. Ok, I've got it now, each word will spell the same way if you put the first letter at the back.

  7. I know I've seen this before, but I did not remember the answer!