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Take your car and avoid flying

 Many are reassessing our priorities after living through the pandemic the past year and a half – everything from changing jobs to appreciating the simpler things and figuring out what’s important and what’s not. As a frequent traveler, air travel, something I did a few times each month, has lost its luster. Many trips can […]

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Compassion Fatigue

 The time has come when we need to stop trying to coax the unvaccinated to get their shots. They’ve been given endless explanations about the benefit of being vaccinated yet refuse to comply. Their refusal is causing the continued spreading of the pandemic and putting innocent people in danger. Enough is enough. We’ve past the […]

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News is hazardous to our health

 I came across this terrific article republished in the Guardian a number of years ago, but its’ even more relevant today. It’s a subject I wanted to write about, but could not have said anything better than what Mr. Dobelli wrote. This is an edited extract from an essay first published at dobelli.com. The Art […]

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Automobile audio needs improvement

 Audio quality is finally getting more attention from the streaming services and now it’s time for the car manufacturers to pay attention. With Apple, Amazon and Qobuz now offering hi resolution audio, we need to improve the hardware in the cars to hear the music at its best. Streaming has become the default source in […]

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Living in America

 If you’re a normal sane human being, you’ may be as frustrated as I am about how people are reacting to protecting themselves and their neighbors against Covid. We see so many exhibiting a total lack of logic and common sense. What seems obvious to us, wearing a mask and getting vaccinated, is not to […]

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What the best phone case?

 What’s the best case for an iPhone? Like most things, it depends. Do you want something slim, something rugged, a case with a cover?  After trying many cases for a variety of iPhone models, I return to one case over and over again that I consider the very best. It’s the wallet case made by […]

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Back on the Road

 My wife and I just returned from our first vacation since 2019- a 1200 mile driving trip in the Northeast- bookended with flights on Southwest and United from and to our home in southern CA. Bottom line: I’d rather be driving than flying, even with the costly rental cars. The trip was to visit friends […]

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Gadgets for traveling

 Here are some gadgets that are worthwhile taking with you on your next trip. Many of them relate to keeping your devices charged in as simple and efficient manner possible. iWalk Portable watch charger – This pocket size battery is designed to charge an iPhone and Apple Watch without the need for any cables. The […]

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Big tech’s failure to anticipate

 This week, Amazon removed products from RavPower, an online manufacturer of electronic chargers and backup batteries, citing violations of its review policy.  RavPower was accused of offering customers gift cards for those leaving positive reviews of its products. Enclosed with the product was a card with instructions to submit their review once it appeared on […]