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I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.

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Scrabble 7th Edition 2023

Scrabble 7th Edition

Ten New Word Lists! The Scrabble 7th Edition dictionary has arrived, and here is your update of useful word lists! These update my 6th Edition lists in a previous blog. By “dictionary” I mean the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (OSPD) … Continue reading

Wordle Cousins

Starting Words & Strategies… Wordle Cousins are enjoyable games in their own right. And my Wordle blog was so well received that I can’t help offering you tips for playing what I call Wordle Cousins. These are games inspired by … Continue reading

Wordle Tips, Trivia & Tactics

Wordle pattern

Plus, Starting Words for Quordle and Squareword… Wordle hit the media just as we needed some post-pandemic therapy. Today’s blog is an ode to Josh Wardle’s brilliant game, with trivia, tips and especially, tactics to enhance your fun. Distinctive Features … Continue reading

Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding Is Sketchy, Prevention Largely Guesswork… Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), is the most serious health threat facing seniors. Today’s blog will use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s interchangeably, because AD accounts for 60 to 80% of all dementia. Dementia … Continue reading