Monthly Archives: November 2010

Cell Phones = Adult Toys

After suffering through 2 years of a crappy cell phone contract, guess what – my family signed up for another one! I thought I had made it perfectly clear – “When this contract is up, we’re cancelling the phones and … Continue reading

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Technology makes you stupid

How many times has this happened to you – You need to call someone but you don’t have your cell phone handy and you can’t remember their number. “It’s #2 on my speed-dial!”. Of course it is, but how does … Continue reading

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Corporate mentality – Good enough for now

Why is it that businesses no longer make a good product, they simply make a product that’s good enough for now? Your kid’s toys have lead paint? Oh, we’d better recall those! The program you just bought doesn’t do everything … Continue reading

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Progress/new home building

People move to an uninhabited place, start a town, it develops into a city, grows large, and eventually it outgrows itself. The problem is obvious – PEOPLE. What once was a nice quiet corner of the world, surviving for years … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Working For the Weekend

Sure, it’s a song title, but why is this statement so true? Americans work harder and take less vacation time than most other people in other countries. But WHY is it? Who invented this 5-day ON-2 day-off work week? Obviously … Continue reading

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Life Begins at 40

Why is that? Is it because so many of us have children in our late teens/early 20s, and then we spend the next 18 years rearing those children? Maybe it’s because we get so wrapped up in our careers that … Continue reading

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Holidays

Today is November 1 and wouldn’t you know it – I saw my first Christmas commercial this morning on TV. Great. Wonderful. Is it just me or is the “Xmas shopping season” starting earlier and earlier each year? Seems the … Continue reading

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