Category Archives: Gadgets

Regarding Conflict

“Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.”–Brad Pitt Happiness is a fleeting state of mind because it comes about as the product of purpose, function, and conflict. If we search for happiness only for happiness’ sake, we … Continue reading

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Thinking About A Few Gadgets

While searching for an old diary journal, I stumbled across the two user manuals for my vintage Canon AE-1 35mm film camera. I had purchased the refurbished camera back in 1978 from a shop in downtown Norfolk, Nebraska after having … Continue reading

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Expectations

The winter holidays are in full swing. That means, for most of us, we have high expectations about how they will turn out. The traditions are many and the hype surrounding them is overwhelming. The advertising is out of this … Continue reading

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Lost & Found

The radio station had a lost and found drawer in the office. It was literally an entire file cabinet drawer full of stuff people brought in. The usual scenario was: someone finds a keychain full of keys on a sidewalk; … Continue reading

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Purposeless

Video channels featuring mid-century American automobiles have been showing up in my YouTube feeds the past few weeks. I’m guessing that the algorithm has “noticed” that I search for mid-century items, in general, so why not include cars? I clicked … Continue reading

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Considerings About Science

Yesterday was the late, great Carl Sagan’s birthday, so I decided to watch an old installment of his acclaimed television series, “Cosmos”. After the DVD had booted up, I selected an episode at random. I am always struck by the … Continue reading

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New Old Stock

I settled into the easy-chair, took a couple of slow, deep breaths. Then I reached over to the old portable cassette tape recorder and pressed “Play”. Instantly, a loud, mid-range tone blasted out of the recorder’s speaker. This was alarming … Continue reading

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