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Another vacation from technology

August 15, 2018

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I felt so refreshed with my last technology-free vacation, I am going to do it again this week! I will be off the computer for a week. Enjoy this peaceful scene. It reminds me of the view from my kayak. Have you tried a vacation from technology? If not, I highly recommend it. 🙂 Peaceful […]

It is time for a vacation

August 1, 2018

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I had an “aha” moment this summer: “Vacation, for me, is just as much a state of mind as a state of place.” We normally don’t go away in the summer; I don’t like the crowds. It can be fun to stick close to home. Our town is deserted since most folks go away. These […]

Mr. Ken’s latest toy

July 18, 2018

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So I come home from doing errands and this sight greeted me. This is a different phone that what Mr. Ken usually uses, so I am puzzled. I am even more puzzled when said object starts making odd noises, kind of like chirping sounds. Naturally, I reach toward the phone to see what is going […]

What is wrong with medicine?

June 13, 2018

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Before I get started, let me say that I am very, very grateful to live in the Boston area, where I have access to world-class medical professionals. I never take good health for granted. That being said, a recent experience during my annual physical made me stop and think. I schedule the first appointment of […]

Social media faux pas

April 4, 2018

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Okay, so social media is here to stay. But it seems it is degenerating into quick hits. A few recent experiences got me thinking about how little thought we put into what we say on social media. 1. Why connect. I’m a big LinkedIn user, since it is more for professional use. I am always […]

Working in the 21st Century

October 18, 2017

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Boy, times sure have changed. Sometimes I feel that I was born in the wrong century. My volunteer consulting project recently started up. I am very excited about this year’s team since we have a mix of both “older” volunteers (older meaning they are over 50) and “younger” volunteers (younger being under 30). Everyone is […]

Awful marketing

September 27, 2017

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What ever happened to honesty and integrity? I know, I know, I am asking a rhetorical question, but two recent incidents really got me thinking. By now, you all must have heard of the Equifax data breach. At least 143 million names, birthdates and social security numbers were stolen by hackers getting into Equifax. Now […]