BINGE-WATCHING

Last week a head cold invaded my life. When ill, my general tendency is to work anyway and power through. However, I decided to give myself a break and watch television. This, in itself, is unusual, because I’m a reader. My weekly viewing habits are a short section of...

TECHNOLOGY MAKES MUNDANE TASKS MORE DIFFICULT

There was a time when I could walk into anyone’s house and answer the telephone, turn on the TV, operate the stove, and flush the toilet. Not anymore. Remember when you just picked up the telephone handset and said ‘hello’? Now it’s punching a button to talk and...

THANKSGIVING IS AN AFTERTHOUGHT

 Thanksgiving has become an afterthought, an impediment to retailers hoping to make a fortune during the Christmas season. Halloween will soon be gobbled up as well. Hints of red and green began to show at stores brazen enough to decorate before the trick or treaters...