Category Archives: Gadgets

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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Some Cheap Watches

One aspect about watches is, that most men believe a watch is one of the few items of jewelry we can get away with wearing. So, for us guys, watches are accessories that we can wear to express our personalities … Continue reading

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Some Zip Disk Files

The old “iomega” Zip Drive and short stack of Zip Disks have been on my to do list for awhile. The obsolete disks contain a lot of old letters, memos, tax data, and miscellaneous files. Three of the disks are … Continue reading

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Compensative Creativity?

Writing is a struggle when I must hunt and peck the keys. It’s physically challenging and mentally challenging. It took three or four moments longer than usual to tap out the first several words of this paragraph, today. The reason … Continue reading

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Enjoy An Antique

Karl once wryly stated that my house looked like a boutique. My boyfriend and I had just tapered off of a minor quarrel when he blurted it out. Comparing my living quarters to a boutique was not meant as a … Continue reading

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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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