Category Archives: Gadgets

Gotta Stay Organized

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” This saying is sometimes mis-attributed to Benjamin Franklin because it seems like an aphorism he would have said. With that in mind, I must have earned a raft of hours, because … Continue reading

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Pondering Excellence

About a dozen years ago a cousin by marriage (step-cousin?) returned home after a visit to his place of birth in Thailand. He brought back souvenirs as gifts for some of us in the US. He presented my father and … Continue reading

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Lost Items

I have an old silver dollar on a jewelry mount somewhere in my little house. The impulse to find it randomly popped into my brain yesterday afternoon. Who knows why? Urges just pop up sometimes. Anyway, the last place I … Continue reading

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To Condense

Once in awhile I stumble across old Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. Only occasionally do I bother to read anything from them. They have all the literary appeal of Cliff’s Notes. One time I wondered if there was a Reader’s Digest … Continue reading

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Modern Artifacts

There’s a common truism that says we can have a happier life if we appreciate the things we already own. It’s easy to understand how this can be true. As societies we build libraries to enshrine the knowledge we possess, … Continue reading

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Popcorn Poppers And Me

Rubbery silicone baking pans have been around for a few years. I’ve been mildly curious about them, but not enough to buy one. Floppy rubber-like objects and hot ovens don’t seem intuitively like things that go together, so I haven’t … Continue reading

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Tops

The fancy spinning top advertisement caught my eye earlier this summer because it kept showing up on multiple pages on the Web. Saturation advertising is an old, time-tested technique that is quite effective. It worked to lure me to the … Continue reading

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