Brain Game: Thanks, Mom


Congratulations to Gregg, who offered the horizontally-symmetrical word DECIDED and was randomly chosen as the winner of yesterday's MOM is WOW Contest. Gregg won matching T-shirts for himself and his mother; nice job!

On a personal note... I grew up in the South, where being a "mama's boy" isn't a bad thing. Sadly, my mother suffers from Lewy Body Dementia (a disease somewhat similar to Alzheimer's) and doesn't have much time left on this Earth. As I live several hundred miles away, I won't be able to visit her this Mother's Day, so I have a favor to ask of you. Instead of taking a few minutes to play a Brain Game, I humbly request that you use that time to do something nice for your mom. Yes, today. You don't have to wait for Mother's Day on Sunday. Call her on the phone, send her some flowers, take her to lunch, order her a subscription to your favorite magazine... whatever you like.

And it doesn't matter if she's your real mom. It could be your grandmother, or stepmother, your sister, your wife, or anyone else who served as your mom. Or even someone you know who's just a great mom to her kid(s). It takes a special person to be a good mother, and it's important that you let her know. Trust me.

When you're done, please return here. If you've got a good story about your mom to share, feel free to do so in the comments. And be sure to enjoy the rest of today's great posts on