Maintaining focus through the beeps and bloops

My writer business involves an eclectic mix of stuff — this blog, books, local news, and — (Gaah! How do we turn off every beep, bell and whistle that notifies us that something new just popped up on the magic device so stop everything and come look! look! look!) Sorry, I had to see ifContinue reading “Maintaining focus through the beeps and bloops”

The nicest and sweetest days

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” — L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

The signpost up ahead

We timestamp our moments (or the computer does it for us), with each detail of the stamp representing the same journey at different paces. Our spot in time is part of a specific year, a specific month, a specific day of the week, a specific day, and even hours, minutes, seconds. There’s the signpost upContinue reading “The signpost up ahead”

We should talk

“Life is short. Make sure you spend as much time as possible on the internet arguing with strangers about politics.” — a popular meme There are (at least) two ways to respond to angry/hateful statements that you encounter on (anti-) social media: With anger/hate in kind, or with love. How about saying, “We should talk”?

Thanks, Dad

Richard W. Bluhm, 96, W2KXD, a Chester resident for more than a half-century, died Sunday, July 19, 2020, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 15, 1923, in Summit, the fifth child of Herman W. and Frances M. (Ryszczynski) Bluhm of Millburn. From an early age Richard was fascinated by the amazing new technologyContinue reading “Thanks, Dad”

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