Why Things Are This Way


A Simple Reflection On Our Situation Some people are saying this is “the end of days” as prophesied in the bible. I don’t believe it, but I have a great big question. Why is the good work of so many good people NOT creating a better world? There are millions upon millions of courageous, charitable,Continue reading “Why Things Are This Way”

Gas TV


Thank you gas stations across America for invading  one of the last bastions of peace and quiet I have (had).  I can no longer pump gas with only my thoughts to keep me company. Now I must listen to a moronic advertisement and a news sound bite repeated endlessly and finally an admonition at theContinue reading “Gas TV”

The Problems of This World Including Coffee Machines


For the past two years, I’ve been trying to find an upscale coffee maker to replace my old, reliable, cheap Mr. Coffee. I am in search of a more aesthetically pleasing machine that makes better coffee.

The Price of Printing or Planned Disappearance


My printer passed away last night. The print head had a massive heart attack. I performed several emergency medical procedures prescribed by my HP Solutions Center–all to no avail. Funeral services will be announced. A helpful store clerk at Office Depot informed me that print heads often break within two to three years. “It costsContinue reading “The Price of Printing or Planned Disappearance”

David and the Insurance Goliath


You would think a company like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida has its act together. Think again. Dealing with this company’s bureaucratic minions is a nightmare and a slapstick comedy rolled into one. My eighty-six year old mother needed to convert her supplemental health insurance to another carrier. Since Medicare provides her primaryContinue reading “David and the Insurance Goliath”