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 |  


Guardrails on digital highways

Guardrails on digital highways

That surveillance of citizens around the world is on the increase is a fait accompli. The most glaring case of systematic surveillance is China. Chine...

September 13th, 2022 |  


It’s not that scary after all

It’s not that scary after all

“I don’t remember you at all!” the portly man informed my husband, Peter.Peter smiled, introduced himself, and reminded the gentlema...

September 12th, 2022 |  


He’s the real ‘Music Man’

He’s the real ‘Music Man’

“Seventy-six trombones led the big parade. With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand. They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtu...

September 9th, 2022 |  


Sinking my teeth into the job

Sinking my teeth into the job

I spent a week eating my memories.A sub bun sliced horizontally, two slices of old-fashioned loaf, three or four slices of salami, provolone (should b...

September 8th, 2022 |  


What is a smart home?

What is a smart home?

Going back a few weeks to my column on free and paid TV/movie streaming services, CNet recently published a list of the channels each of the major ser...

September 7th, 2022 |  


Who was Mikhail Gorbachev?

Who was Mikhail Gorbachev?

First, let me say this: Mikhail Gorbachev was no Vladimir Putin.I hardly knew Gorbachev, but I met with him and his wife Raisa at a farmhouse just out...

September 6th, 2022 |