Grandfather Time

I bought myself a Stuhrling pocket watch for my birthday. Actually my wife supplied the funding, but I placed the order. Its production lineage is a bit obfuscated by marketing double talk. The best I can determined, it is a Swiss design, made under Swiss supervision, in a Swiss owned watch factory, in Hong Kong, China. The last part (China) explains how such a nice looking watch can be offered in the $60 price range...

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Work Beyond 70

Seven decades now under my belt. The body is a little worse for wear, but that means it has been well used.  A little regular maintenance keeps it ticking. Ha! I have lost some weight since I retired which is a good thing – about 20 pounds. My hobbies making things are returning a small profit. The silver work is the best. Check out KautzCraft Studio. It seems a bit crazy but folks are also...

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Experience 70

My 70th birthday is in a few days. I used to think that was old age. Now I know it is. But that’s OK of course, as it beats not getting or being there. Time and age advance with nothing I can do about it, I notice I complain more about the things I cannot control. That’s a privilege of age and should use it wisely. I am going to have to pay attention and...

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Yet Another Windows 10 Defect

Microsoft seems to have a team of software engineers who have forgotten the legacy systems of the past. I have a powerful quad-core desk computer that has been performing well for many years. It has progressed through several Windows OS upgrades. Windows 10 has been the worst of all editions. Always something not working correctly or having to be turned off as an undesired “feature”. Every new update changes my preference for Adobe Reader back...

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