Reading Time: 4 minutes Once upon a time, the company everyone loved to hate was The Phone Company, or TPC. Times and technologies have changed. Customer service? Not so much. Continue reading Cuss-tomer service, Part 1: TPC
Reading Time: 2 minutes I can’t quite find the serial number, but from the service stickers I could swear that this is the very typewriter that the heroine used in my NANOWRIMO novel. It’s a case of life imitating art — or something like that. Continue reading It’s not your color
Reading Time: 4 minutes What is your practice at home? Shoe agnostic? Shoephobic? Strict? Loosey-shoesy? How do you shoe? Why? And what do you think of us clods who do? Continue reading Shoes on or shoes off?
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m having fun relearning how to use a manual typewriter. it’s like riding a bicycle. You don’t forget, exactly. But if you saw me trying to ride a bicycle nowadays, you’d get a good laugh.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Misunderstandings arise when people draw circles to set themselves apart from others, or when others draw circles around them. Instead we should look at what we all have in common. Continue reading Fun with Venn diagrams
Reading Time: < 1 minutes Sealed Air announced a new addition to its line of protective mailers. But despite the Bubble Wrap brand name, these bubbles presumably won’t pop. Continue reading When is a bubble not a bubble?
Reading Time: < 1 minutes In logic and debate–and thus in politics–dealing with generalities can get you into trouble. How do you handle the exception that seems to disprove the rule? Continue reading The ‘No True Scotsman’ fallacy
Reading Time: < 1 minutes The reviews of “Inventions That Changed History” on Discovery+ are rolling in, and … I’m not in them. But they haven’t burst my bubble. Continue reading ‘Inventions that changed history’ gets bubbly reviews
Reading Time: < 1 minutes “Inventions That Changed History” debuts March 31 on Discovery+ with two episodes a week through April 14. Will Bubble Wrap be featured? Continue reading ‘Inventions that changed history’ pops on March 31
Reading Time: 2 minutes MGM made FDR’s 1942 Fireside Chat on inflation into a propaganda short. The devil is still in the details. Continue reading ‘Inflation’ — The movie