Do you smell what I smell?

Do you smell what I smell?

In an office where I once worked, the purchasing agent refused to see sales reps in the afternoon, because he couldn’t abide the essence of garlic oozing from their pores if they had eaten some at lunch. Coming inside after sitting around a campfire enjoying s’mores,...
Better than an e-reader

Better than an e-reader

Over 134,000,000 books (according to a brief online search) have been published since the invention of the Gutenberg press in 1450, and, on average, 2,200,000 more books are published annually. I think I’ve read hundreds of books in my lifetime – many novels, some...
Got Speed-dial?

Got Speed-dial?

As a non-DIY guy, it excites me to talk with someone who knows exactly what to do in any given project. When a seemingly straightforward task hits, what for me, is a shut-the-whole-thing-down glitch, and then hearing these wunderkinds ponder their way through...
The Answer Within 

The Answer Within 

I find that the rate of upgrades and updates of new generations of technology and the absorption of same is in inverse proportion to one’s age. A friend’s new vehicle has a centrally located touch screen which controls everything from the heat and AC to the radio, the...
Too precious to un-wrap?

Too precious to un-wrap?

Growing up in Eastern Canada, a Sunday afternoon tradition was a ‘drive’ with my parents, sister, grandmother, and aunt. It consisted of a series of random roadways, rarely with a predetermined destination (excepting the most fervent, if unspoken, wishes of myself and...

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