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It happens twice a year. Once in the spring and again in the fall, we get to adjust our time pieces. The actual time change occurs at 2 a.m. but for most of us the manual resetting of time begins … more
Many of you might recall that the last paragraph of my previous column included a reference to having “first dibs.” Unlike shingles, the flu, pneumonia and the various strains of Covid … more
I am not sure if birds do it, bees do it or educated fleas do it, but humans and other animals certainly do it. We all occasionally yawn. As it turns out, scientists have found out that birds, bees … more
“Aw shucks” is a corny expression that expresses a folksy appreciation of embarrassment. “Aw Shucks” would also be a great name for a fairground’s food stand that … more
It is that time of the year. Professional baseball is winding down. The leaves are turning colors and soon will be covering lawns. In a few weeks we all fall back, reversing the spring forward we did … more
Have you ever wondered how billionaires spend their money? Many of them are philanthropic and contribute to charities. A few others also like to develop projects that interest them. Jeff Bezos and … more
For many of us, our computer age began in 1975 with a game called Pong. Sure, we had heard about computers but few of us owned one. It required a knowledge and language that were foreign to us. Maybe … more
I do not have any domestic pets. In the past, my family had an Irish Setter, followed by two Airedales and eventually a toy poodle named Brandy.   I did not think of myself as a cat guy. … more
Everybody is familiar with the nursery rhyme that begins “Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are!” Well, we know now that every star is a sun that has explosive eruptions … more
The other day I noticed that one of the screws holding my computer table had come loose. I went to the place in my house where most of us keep our tools. Oh, I am sure many of you have a neatly … more
With a tip of my cap to Paul Simon, when I look back at all the math I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can add at all. In school my favorite subject was math. It came easily to me. … more
Modern technology has greatly devastated many industries. Probably one of the hardest hit are camera companies. For most of us who were alive in BCP, we have memories of how we used to take pictures. … more
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