Monthly Archives: January 2017

31 Jan 2017

The Thank You Note – Communication Made physical

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Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue. William Bennett (1943-) In these days of the instant message, Twitter, email and Facebook, there are those of us who still value the handwritten letter or note. The handwritten note has tremendous value over the simple emoji used in an instant message.  To [...]

25 Jan 2017

Do You feel Lucky? Never Underestimate luck in your life

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I enjoy reading the magazine Nautilus. Their monthly issue stories are thematic. This month's articles are all about Luck. There is an excellently good article about not taking luck for granted.  The article titled "Don't Tell your Friends Their are Lucky" written by Bob Henderson focuses on the chances and incidents that occur in our lives [...]

23 Jan 2017

Italian Time. My New Mindset

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“What time do we need to be there? Won’t we be late?” “No need to worry, we are on Italian Time.” “Sorry, what?” “The event starts when it starts . Meaning it will be late. That is guaranteed. People will mingle and visit. Then the presentation will start”, said my boy friend. That was exactly [...]

12 Jan 2017

The Spazhouse Company Vehicle

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A few years ago I had the opportunity and pleasure to test ride an e-bike over several weeks, for free. I am a firm supporter of my local neighborhood shops. Prior, I spoke to my local shop about the idea of an electric bike for the future. One day, the owner of Zen Cog bike [...]

9 Jan 2017

Review: Killswitch and Lo and Behold. Two films about the internet

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On the heels of my recommendation on Morozov’s Net Delusion recommendation, I have watched two documentaries that look at our relationship with the internet. I watched Ali Akbarzadeh’s "Killswitch" and Werner Herzog’s “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World”. I have now watched “Killswitch” twice and took in Herzog’s film by breaking up my [...]

6 Jan 2017

A Timely Read – The Net Delusion, the Dark Side of the Internet Freedom

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It is a new year. A new roster of books to read and documentaries to watch. One such book I am quite interested in is The Net Delusion, the Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov. This book, though published in 2011 is quite timely with the on going investigations into allegations of Russia hacking emails [...]