Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 things to be happy about (1.25 million copies in print). She has written 70+ other books and calendars. The books can be found in local bookstores and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble; see the Bookstore for more information.

Barbara holds an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics (University of Exeter), a PhD in Archaeology (Greenwich University), an MA and PhD in Buddhist Studies (Akamai University), and a BS in Physical Education (Valparaiso University).

Dr. Kipfer is Chief Lexicographer of Temnos and has worked for Google, and,, Ask Jeeves, Bellcore/Telcordia, General Electric Research, IBM Research, idealab/Knowledge Adventure, The Chicago Tribune, and WolframAlpha.

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