Archive for the 'Technology' Category

On Second Thought…

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music. – Marcus Bridgstocke

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On T.V. News

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone. –Hodding Carter

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On Keeping the Sabbath

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I just heard a fascinating interview on Fresh Air with Judith Shulevitz as the guest. She has written a book about the history of the Jewish sabbath and also included a memoir about her own journey into keeping Sabbath customs. I found her lyrical and articulate, and her views impressed me. What I especially appreciate […]

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Unplug!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

It’s a few hours after sunset, but I just found out about this. I’m posting it here and then turning off the computer. Click this link of embed doesn’t work.

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Technology Ain’t All That

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Since Facebook has decided yet again to reorganize its home page, I find myself disenchanted with it. This latest incarnation provides inconsistent updates and leaves me feeling disconnected from all the folks I call friends. I’ve come to realize that I rely too much on that social network for my feeling of connection with friends. […]

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New Year, New Hopes

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I feel jazzed at the moment. Out of the blue, yesterday I received a lovely, gracious email from a blog reader — someone who has lurked around here for three years — and it made my day. I haven’t been feeling inspired much to write lately. Hearing from someone that she has appreciated this little […]

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Have Fun

Monday, October 12th, 2009

This is a neat idea. (See the movie here if it doesn’t embed.) More fun videos here!

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The Joy of Discovery

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Today we took Claire to the Children’s Discovery Museum, and she had a grand time. She played with water, climbed ramps, painted, crawled, turned things over, looked in mirrors, climbed inside boxes, danced, painted her face, and generally filled her brain through all her senses. We bought a family membership, and we’ll be going frequently […]

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Moment By Moment

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

This video by RadioLab moved me deeply. If you have four minutes to spare, do watch it. And if the video doesn’t work, click this link to see it.

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Do The Right Thing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

It’s Earth Day. One of our kitchen fluorescent tube lights burned out and we have to dispose of it. After some Googling, I found this information for California: A fluorescent light tube in your dumpster is a violation of the hazardous waste laws. Violation of these laws can result in large fines and criminal prosecution. […]

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Finally

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Husband and I are about to watch the very last episode of Battlestar Galactica. I saw a headline that said it was immersion therapy for the post 9/11 world. It’s a dark series, but it has richly developed characters and is intensely interesting. I’m eager to know how they resolve all this. I’ve never been […]

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Aftermath

Friday, March 13th, 2009

The surgery was fine. I had no issue with anesthesia. Yay me! Turned out that I had two tears in my medial meniscus. One of them had actually bent in on itself, so the cartilage was folded under. The surgeon also smoothed a little of the cartilage under my kneecap, though since it doesn’t grow […]

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This And That

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

My surgery is set for Friday, March 13. No, I’m not superstitious. That is also my wedding anniversary! My SIL is coming the next day, so she will help and Husband will also be home. My MIL is on stand-by, so to speak. We won’t know until after the surgery if it will be a […]

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The Plan

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

I am so so tired, so this will be a brief post. I saw the surgeon today. All my questions were answered adequately. I can schedule the surgery any time, but the longer I wait (or the more it hurts) to greater the damage, and if my knee suddenly locks I’ll need immediate surgery. It’s […]

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Why Did I Wait?

Friday, February 13th, 2009

When I was pregnant in 2007, I remember a day when I came back from a walk (or maybe a trip to the grocery store) when my left knee ached. (There were several trips to Safeway when my foot stepped in something on the floor and I slipped. The management has improved maintenance since then.) […]

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