Category Archives: Popular culture

LED Bulbs

Almost all of my home lighting is with LED bulbs that take so little electricity that my habit of turning off lights as I leave a room is no longer necessary.  This has been a true revolution, a major turn … Continue reading

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Speculation In the News

Here is a comment with no facts to back it up: Most of the news is not news at all, but speculation. My theory is that there are not enough new facts every day to fill up the media. Where … Continue reading

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Comments You See Here

I admit I don’t fully understand how the comments you see in the next column on the right work. WordPress used to ask for my approval before they published a comment, but now I see published comments that I have … Continue reading

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How To Stop Bleeding From Razor Nicks

I’m putting on my Heloise wig for this one. A razor nick is certainly not a life-threatening emergency, but it always seems to happen just when you are in a hurry and you want to get on with your day. … Continue reading

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Whipple’s Dam

Whipples Dam (as I am going to spell it from here on) was a small recreational area in the wooded mountains about 10 miles from Penn State. It was on an unusually warm April day, much like today. It seemed … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Victories

I’m talking little victories here, but at my age, any victory is worth celebrating, especially over a problem that has been a bother all my life. It started out while I was shivering in the shower, waiting for the water … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Evaluation Of Talent

“Twist And Scout,” by Louis Menand. The New Yorker, 4/8/2017. Professional baseball has to at least try to  measure the performance of the players they are paying such big money for. Are they worth it? Would someone cheaper be just … Continue reading

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