Category Archives: Gadgets

Shopping Carts

I once interviewed Luke, the manager of the neighborhood Hy-Vee supermarket for my afternoon public service radio show. One of the few memorable bits of information was the costs of shopping carts. Luke stated that they range in price from … Continue reading

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Ultraviolet

I came across my old portable black light in a desk drawer this week. I cleaned the corroded battery contacts then put in some fresh AA batteries. The gadget worked like new. It emitted the desired level of ultraviolet light. … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Range

Every year or so it’s time to slide the electric range away from the wall and out of its cubby hole. There’s usually dust and cobwebs to clear away. I also whisk away dust and debris from the rear and … Continue reading

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Interruptions

John Lennon said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” I love that little proverb because it’s a little snippet of wisdom that brings my mind back to reality when this business of life screws up again. … Continue reading

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Scattered Time Keeping Memories

The year, place, and catalyst came together to jump-start my fascination with the concept of time. It was the summer of 1966 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The State Fair was in full swing, but I had to stay home to nurse a … Continue reading

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Syzygy

My friend Marcus played a short piece by Mozart on his electronic synthesizer because he wanted my opinion about performances of classical music on contemporary electronic instruments. “Klavierstück in F, K 33b” is a very short keyboard ditty written by … Continue reading

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Tune-Up Time

The twice per year equinoxes are when I think about tune-ups for the house and for the car. Sometimes thoughts about personal tune-ups come to mind, too. The March Equinox signals the arrival of hotter weather. There will be different types … Continue reading

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