Good news started the trouble

Good news started the trouble

It’s not always easy living with me. But my husband, Peter, has to.I know it is not easy because I live with myself every day, and I feel the bi...

September 26th, 2022 |  


The night I pinch-hit for Votto

The night I pinch-hit for Votto

Dr. Sigmund Freud, an astute man, became known in his later years as the founder of psychoanalysis.One morning after one particularly sweet dream, he ...

September 23rd, 2022 |  


Through the eyes of Scoop

Through the eyes of Scoop

Maybe I didn’t choose to wear the mascot costume. Maybe it chose me.I spent a recent afternoon waving at children, posing for photographs and oc...

September 22nd, 2022 |  



Laptops — Macbooks and Windows

Laptops — Macbooks and Windows

Last week we wrapped up our journey into making a smart home with a survey of some of the less common smart devices. I hope you have a good handle on ...

September 21st, 2022 |  


Putin in hole digging furiously

Putin in hole digging furiously

The famous Chinese general and philosopher Sun Tzu once said in his book, “The Art of War,” that, “There are five dangerous faults w...

September 20th, 2022 |  


Outside on the sidewalk

Outside on the sidewalk

I met Betty sitting outside on the sidewalk.Betty spends a lot of time there. She lives in the adjacent building. It is a place for older folks who ne...

September 19th, 2022 |  


The beer joint and a tombstone

The beer joint and a tombstone

The smile eased over the face of young grandson, Jack, the first time we did “the talk,” as we call it. Sometimes we discuss school, or cu...

September 16th, 2022 |  


A friendship line present to past

A friendship line present to past

When it comes to acts of kindness, there are indeed so many ways positively to impact others.My friend for the last several decades, Harry Johnson, an...

September 15th, 2022 |  


What is a smart home?

What is a smart home?

Last week we talked about smart outlets and smart hubs. This week we’ll wrap up our foray into the smart home and briefly look at some other sma...

September 14th, 2022 |  


We are placed here to make a difference

We are placed here to make a difference

Unless a person had completely ignored the media over the past week or so, there were two specific events that occurred that captured our attention. T...

September 14th, 2022 |