Monthly Archives: January 2011

Windows 7

I mentioned in a previous posting (Computer Disasters, 1/22/11) that Windows 7 is so packed with features, you will never discover them all on your own.  You have to buy a book.  Here are a few: Speech Recognition. Yes, you … Continue reading

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Mention the economy, and some are now convinced that light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train. Twice a year, the topnotch financial publication, Barron’s, holds a day-long Roundtable with a dozen financial experts and publishes the … Continue reading

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Longwood Sunflowers

Longwood Gardens owns a good deal of the land surrounding the public gardens to control commercialism and protect its environment.  Some of the land is leased out to local farmers.  Last year, one who normally planted corn asked to plant … Continue reading

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Computer Disasters

Over the Christmas holidays, I was running around my computer room with my grandson when I tripped over one of the dozen cables lying around the desk.  The computer, sitting on a foot-high stand, flopped over onto the carpeted floor … Continue reading

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Eternal Life

Be careful when you pray for eternal life.  Eternal life is a contradiction in terms. and you may not get what you expect. Eternal does not mean the same as never-ending time.   Eternal means time is irrelevant.  The question, “What … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

If you are like me, you look forward to the winter solstice on December 21, when the days begin to lengthen again.  But if you treasure the early morning hours, about January 7 is the date to remember.  Not until … Continue reading

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Vishnu Sand Sculpture

Several years ago in Florida, I  paddled alone in my kayak to a deserted sandbar island (Shell Key, near Fort DeSoto), and there, with no other sign of humanity, saw this charming, obviously recent, carving in the sand.  I could … Continue reading

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