Friday, April 26, 2013
Finally, I’ve joined the twenty-first century. I’ve traded up from my simple Motorola flip-phone to an Android smart phone, lured toward the technology by the Android functionality of my camera. They both have Bluetooth and wi-fi, though I haven’t gotten them to do anything together yet. Now I can update Facebook, Twitter and GooglePlus from it, without having to be near a wi-fi hot spot. Excuse me, I’m about to have a nerdgasm.
It also means a new phone number. That’s okay; too many people have my old one anyway. Actually, I still have about 300 minutes left on my old Tracfone, so I’ll probably burn those up on business calls to people I don’t want to hear back …
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I suppose that, as a ’blogger, it’s my duty to make some commentary on the horrific tragedy in Boston on Monday. I’m probably late to the party, as it’s been almost 48 hours since explosions ripped through the crowd of spectators at the finish line. But what can I say? The words just escape me. I feel numb, just like I did on 9/11. The media saturation hasn’t helped matters any, and it often infuriates me that the media tends to wallow in the carnage at times like this. The same video clip of the explosions played over and over again is like a traumatic flashback. One of my favorite TV shows (Revolution) got pre-empted last night because NBC …
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