Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Kid in Town

On the way back home after a long weekend trip to a winter wonderland, we stopped and picked up the Samsung Chromebook that I finally purchased after my long and often tedious struggle with second-hand technology. I almost waited for Christmas to … Continue reading

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Special Commentary

Author’s note: I started this essay after the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting earlier this year; then let it slide for other things. I picked it back up over the weekend.  I’m having a bit of a philosophical and ethical … Continue reading

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I Surrender…Sort Of…

I tried…Lord knows I tried. No one can say otherwise. I did not want to buy a new computer. I was perfectly happy with my second-hand, six-year-old MacBook, until its logic board bit the dust. Before that, I had been … Continue reading

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The Verdict Is In

I’m such a tease! My official excuse, and of course I have one, is that I would rather actually publish a series of short posts than not publish a nice, long one. That, and I have forgotten how to do … Continue reading

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Test Case, Part 2

We happened to have a spare tablet around the house, a Lenovo K1 left over from a hasty spring shopping trip. (Let us pause for a moment to reflect on a world where a low-income family can have a “spare” … Continue reading

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Test Case, Part 1

 After -what has it been now, two weeks? Close to three?- of trying to use a Lenovo K1 tablet like a laptop computer and a ten-year-old Dell Latitude laptop as a “desk” or home machine, I am both encouraged and … Continue reading

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It Takes Two to Tango…Or Form a Line

While I am not about to let our nation’s retailers entirely off the hook for the commercialized shambles that has replaced the Christmas season, I am not about to pile all the blame at their doorsteps either. There is another … Continue reading

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