Observation

Don’t Do This!

I was restocking the fridge with some diet Dr. Pepper. I grabbed a warm twelve pack from the pantry. Many times I like to open the box like a can dispenser. All the makers of these packs perforate one end so this can be accomplished. However, it is at least for me extreamly difficult to get the perforations to break properly. Most of the time I end up tearing the complete end of the box...

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I Was Locked Out

Back in late 2011, I purchased an iPhone 4S through my employer vendor. I had moved into an inside corporate office position and no longer qualified for a company paid data phone. I could have a corporate paid cell phone number but the phone and the data service I had to personally pay for myself. No one including me wanted a voice only cell phone and in fact they were quite rare. I wasn’t required...

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Eye Exam

Just spent two hours today getting my deep blue peepers (eyes) examined. It has been about two years since my last exam so I was a bit overdue. What pushed me into getting it scheduled was the fact that my right eye has changed and my eyeglass prescription was nowhere close to my needs. I could easily but fuzzily see the problem. Nothing was in sharp focus at any distance with my right eye. I...

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Making The Numbers

I just read a thought provoking short article about learning. It was written rather critical about how poorly the USA education system works today. Being short it presented a vague generalization of the situation. But to me it seemed disturbingly probable. It stated how education today is missing the goal of teaching how to think. The goal today is to teach results and provide the answers so no child is left behind. It’s no longer...

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