Monthly Archives: May 2016

Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

I woke up yesterday morning in a can-do spirit. I decided I would check out the lawn sprinklers and adjust the spray heads if needed. Sure enough, three of them were out of whack. A few turns with a screwdriver … Continue reading

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Forgetting the lessons of the Vietnam War

We must never again confuse a war with the warriors. American veterans deserve our deepest respect, gratitude and support whenever and wherever they serve. — Secretary of State John Kerry, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, … Continue reading

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How uplifting — a choice between two evils

My favorite question asked of guests on the television show “Inside the Actors Studio” is this one: If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? For myself, I would like … Continue reading

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How to feel like a dummy while trying to get a smartphone

I’m making progress on the smartphone front. I’m discovering the questions to ask and the details to consider. But I sure feel like an ignoramus. As I wrote Monday, I finally overcame my fears and inertia and decided to get … Continue reading

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Do I really have to get a smartphone?

The February issue of Consumer Reports magazine has been sitting on my desk for three months. I’ve been waiting to get in the right state of mind to read an article titled “Best Smartphone Deals for You.” Over the weekend … Continue reading

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