Category Archives: Gadgets

Back To Basics

While grocery shopping the other day, I came across the kitchen tools display in the notions aisle. There was a brand of serving spoons, whisks, spatulas, and so forth called “Back To Basics”. The products were simple, sturdy, and without … Continue reading

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Trendy

Who hasn’t been tempted by something or someone trendy? Even if the curiosity was short-lived. Trends come about because of our love of novelty. We can be drawn in to some phenomenon because it reflects part of our personalities or … Continue reading

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Land Line Telephone Day

Just as I’ve been considering downsizing and consolidating my phone service, today’s commemoration happens. Today celebrates the first successful test of the telephone in 1876. That was when Alexander and Thomas Bell supposedly placed the first call and said, “Mr. … Continue reading

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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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