The Decline and Fall of Sears Roebuck

This is similar to what I have seen when entering or descending the escalator to my local mall’s Sears store at ground level. I would swear it was like this as recently as last week. No more. It’s gone from this to this There were two televisions on display, and I was told I shouldn’t …

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Food fault!

At the risk of being judged insignificantly discerning about our fast food choices, I have a tale to relate. Occasionally we are (okay, I am) not interested in cooking dinner. This can occur because of my exhaustive labors during the day, my forgetfulness about thawing something from the freezer, or because nothing in the pantry …

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Incoming missile? Eek!

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, we found an inadvertent warning of an incoming ballistic missile on our cellphones this morning at 8:07 AM. It took 38 minutes for an acknowledgment that it was pushed in error to our phones. For many people it was a very scary 40 minutes. People huddled in their …

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Life in the Age of Trump

Note: I really don’t think we need to do this. At least, I hope not. Build a bomb shelter. You need to find the most optimal location. In doing so, you need to consider the terrain, water levels, and distance from other structures. This includes location of sewer and electrical lines. Essentially, you want to …

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Not a happy camper

Last Thursday afternoon, June 1, our side-by-side fridge/freezer began emitting a very loud hum. The following morning I checked our file and determined that yes indeed, this had happened before, in March of this year. The tech came out and cleared various internal vents back then. It worked fine after that, and because we have …

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Music Music Music

A while back Library Thing made some programming changes which allowed its users to catalog their music and movie libraries. I have heretofore been keeping a spreadsheet of my CD and Vinyl music collections, but the widget I used to use to convert Excel to HTML doesn’t work with Open Office spreadsheets and it’s a …

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