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michael-seidel's picture
Jul.12.2013
A friend and I were talking to one of his co-workers.  The young man is twenty-five. My friend is sixty and I'm fifty-seven. The young man's cell phone rang.  "Mom," he said to us.  "I need to take this."  Answering it, hHe moved off and talked for a few minutes.  Returning...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jan.14.2013
v New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 14, 2013  Vietnam, a police state where freedom of expression can come with a multi-year prison term, is awash in cell phones. Whether for talking, texting or taking photos, Vietnamese are buying up mobile devices at a...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.17.2012
I just can't keep up with the pace of change.   Perusing the news tonight, I saw that California has amended their texting law.  It's something that they have a texting law.  What would our ancestors say? "Texting?  That's not even a word." Yes, it is, oldtimers.  Get with...
chris-bohjalian's picture
Oct.07.2012
This past summer, my friend Mark Benz pulled me aside at the gym in Bristol and said, “I nearly killed you.” Mark is a retired metallurgical engineer and an extremely big-hearted guy. He is also scary smart. So, when brilliant, good-natured people might want me dead, I pay attention. “You were...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.19.2011
So a NY Times article on texting mentions that people in hospitals are texting. Not patients awaiting a procedure but doctors, nurses, and patients while doing a procedure. I don't understand the texting fad. Is it a fad or is it here to stay? While with my neice in September, a 30-year old...
raymond-mallette's picture
May.30.2011
     As I sat there in the foodcourt of the local mall I noticed a person texting on their cell phone. As I sipped on my Pepsi, I let my eyes wander and then saw someone else doing the same. In each case, that person was with someone else. Still, I took it all in. There were 37 people texting...
jeanne-powell's picture
May.05.2011
(c)2011 Jeanne Powell"Writing for Free"all rights reserved   Writing for free was what we all did when exchanging letters was the primary communication between citizens who were not living next door to each other.  Until the last 100 years or so, with a few exceptions, just...
jo-maeder's picture
Mar.30.2011
It started as an early morning tweet. I cast into the twitterverse: When was the last time you went through a day without using the word google? Then I thought, why not try a google-free day? Not only would I not say "google," I would not indulge in the act itself. There was something...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Oct.13.2010
Have you ever made pudding the old-fashioned way? I don't mean ancient here. I mean, still packet but with all that stirring.  When I was a kid, I used to beg beg beg my mom to make pudding. This meant, of course, someone had to be in charge of stirring stirring stirring that milk and pudding...
judith-flickinger's picture
Oct.06.2010
I was sitting at a red light having just exited the parking gargage at work. I work at a large university and there are always kids walking in front of cars without looking as if their ipods have projected a protective bubble around them and no car can touch them. Driving on campus is...