I recently rediscovered crosswords.  They’re such a wonderful way to pass time, and probably more intellectually stimulating than, say, Perez Hilton.  I typically do USA Today’s crosswords online, which gives me the handicap of telling me when I’m wrong.  It’s sort of cheating, but I consider it more like training.  A life goal of mine is to complete a Sunday NY Times Crossword by myself.  Bring it on, Will Shortz.

An added bonus:  studies show that crosswords help prevent mental deterioration as you grow older.  That’s not something I have to worry about at this stage in my life, but it’s good to know that something that’s fun and challenging is also good for you.

Do you like to do crosswords?  How about Jumbles, Word Searches, or Sudoku?