Wednesday, January 9, 2008


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I came across a ‘find’ on my computer last week and will share them with you. Encarta has a very useful dictionary. About 5 years ago I was searching around in that site and noticed that you could same the word pronunciation sound files. Now they are Flash files and not savable. But I made up some cute little sentences that I saved…. And to share them with you I had to make little movies around the .wav files to upload them so you could hear them… I did this task this morning and here they are:

I stumbled upon this book… “14,000 Things To Be Happy About” by Barbara Kipfer. This book is so simple I was mad at myself for not thinking of writing a book like this one. I got so mad, I bought about 20 copies of the book and gave them out to my writer friends. I also mailed THREE copies to one of my writing partners up near Boston to give out to her friends too. So Barbara, you sold a whole wad of books to me… And if the name doesn’t ring a bell with you, Ms. Kipfer is from my home state of Connecticut and is the current editor of Roget’s Thesaurus. But the book inspired this video:



I was going to put this one as the “out” message on my cell phone but could not figure out how to do it.




We are all familiar with The Flintstones…. When Fred and Barney went to lodge, they all aspired to be the Grand Pooh Bah.. the head guy.. so that inspired this:



3 comments :

B Kipfer said...

Thanks for mentioning my book! I hope you will have fun at my website, too: http://www.thingstobehappyabout.com. There's a lot of fodder there for writers.

frank said...

Holy Smoke! Thank you for your comment! This is more exciting then an Elvis sighting...

And thank YOU for writing such a wonderful little book.

frank said...

PS.. I've read some of your other feel great books and feel like I owe you lunch or something for your work at positivity.