Tag Archives: technology

Laundry: To Fold or Not?

“Fold the laundry,” was a familiar mantra of my mother’s when we’d come home from school and there would be a few chores we did before starting homework or eating dinner. And one of us four did it; another put … Continue reading

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The Bear, My Birthday & Facebook

Between the bear earlier this week and my birthday yesterday, I experienced my own little bit of Facebook fame, garnering more likes, comments and reactions than I’ve ever had.   I’m not too embarrassed to admit that I enjoyed the attention … Continue reading

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Future Travel: Outer Space

“Sometimes I wish we still used typewriters,” my mother said recently, expressing her frustration with her computer and passwords. I was trying to post her latest blog and couldn’t get into her site, no matter how many times we changed … Continue reading

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Hello, May I Speak to…?

“You answered the phone.” I can still hear my Grandma Mae, calling me at my first post-college job. I couldn’t tell if she was impressed that I was important enough to have a phone to answer or dismayed that whatever … Continue reading

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Password Peril

“We’ve detected some virus activity on your account. Please change your password.” These sorts of emails send me into a panic. What was the original password for that credit card, store, membership, account, automatic bill, newsletter, blog, or whatever else … Continue reading

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Twister! There’s An App!

I dropped my daughter at the airport early today for a flight to San Francisco, where she hopes to secure both an apartment and a job in the next week. She has her heart set on moving there and envisions … Continue reading

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Are Robots Eating Our Jobs? Interview with David Brancaccio

You wouldn’t think that someone who has traveled around the world, talking to people, gathering stories, would volunteer to drive his first car trip across the United States, determined to not say a word. Or handle money. Or engage in … Continue reading

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