Month: May 2016

Conquering the Catalinas

From our home in Marana, near Tucson, we have a view of Mt. Lemmon, the highest point in the Catalina Mountains – over 9,000 feet. Since we moved here nearly three years ago, we have talked of driving up to Summerhaven, a small town…

Two Troublesome Times

During the first three and a half months of 2010, I never lifted a snow shovel, scraped a windshield or tossed salt on the driveway. I spent the first 106 days of the year in the University of Wisconsin Hospitals Transplant Clinic. I had been…

Contest Winner’s Secret Revealed

Cabbage Patch dolls and Compact Discs were introduced in 1983, the year Magic 98 in Madison, Wisconsin debuted with morning man, Pat O’Neill. He’s still on the air at Magic and during that more than thirty year span he has said an estimated 12,600 times,…

First Name Only, Please

Mononymous people are those known by just one name, such as Sting. Pink, Adele, Donovan, Beyonce, and Bono. If they have a last name, they never use it. And there are people who are widely recognized by just their first name. For example, when you hear…

Lunch for a ’53 Buick

In the late ’50s, all the American cars were big. They were long and heavy. Some were starting to grow fins. The Buick had enough chrome in its grill to build a ferris wheel. The Oldsmobile, if it were properly fitted with a howitzer…

How Gorillas Remember Passwords

Writing down passwords in a secret place is fine, if you can remember where you wrote them. But, I think it’s good to have at least a few of your most often used passwords memorized. Here’s a trick I use for some websites. I learned…

Cinco de Mayo – only in America?

If you didn’t already know, Cinco de Mayo is a bigger deal in the United States than it is in Mexico. Here, this unofficial holiday is almost as popular as St. Patrick’s Day — which means it’s unfortunately become pretty much a drinking holiday….

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