Category Archives: technology

Read the Article, Not Just the Title

By contemporary standards, I am inept, because it takes me eight minutes to tap out a simple text on my ancient (two years?) Star Trek communicator fliptop phone. My daughters laugh and laugh. However, I do have a skill that … Continue reading

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Excellence, Not Perfection

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “I like to think that Santa is really really good at what he does, but he doesn’t worry about perfection. If there is a … Continue reading

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Christians and Dreadfully Debutante Dogs

Last week I was in one of those zombie zoney moods, you know, when you trip through the Internet rapidly reading things and checking out new blogs. It’s a change from scrolling through Facebook, my source for major national news. … Continue reading

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The Exhausted Smiley Face Emoticon

This has gone on long enough. It’s time to discuss the smiley face — 🙂 Isn’t it adorable? I confess that I just learned how to create it by reading an E-How article.  🙂 I’ll stop now. I know you’re tired … Continue reading

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Deception, Deceit, Dishonesty — Is This Our 3-D World?

Younger women — under 35 — may find this odd, but not so many years ago, a married woman did not appear on a credit card account as a real person. As the wife of her husband, she was presumably allowed … Continue reading

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Wind Power — for and by Small, Ordinary People

Sunday I spent the entire day reading. For hours and hours I absorbed myself in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, co-written by William Kamkwamba, the proponent of the tale, and Bryan Mealer. I was drawn to the book at my … Continue reading

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Harvesting Rainwater and Harnessing Wind

From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter —  Steve Says: “They say that if you’re married to someone long enough, you eventually start to look like them. They say that about dog owners and their dogs, too, so I … Continue reading

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Writing, Blogging, and Speaking, Intelligently

I have met people with PhD’s who say things like this: “Her and me went to the movies.” “This gift is for she and I.” While this may peg me as a language snob, I think twice before I listen to a … Continue reading

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“It’s Complicated.”

I think I need to go back to school for retraining, because I find myself unequipped for the technical and methodological demands of modern life. Specifically, I can’t understand my phone bill. It is six pages long, which as phone … Continue reading

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I Am (amazon) Woman — Hear Me Roar!

It was — literally — a small thing that I wanted, but my entire family gaped at me in horror, as if I had brightly announced, “I think I’ll sell my body on the streets to pick up a little … Continue reading

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