Category Archives: Technology

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Beat the Summer Heat Automatically

Hydrate, hydrate, and re-hydrate. That is the mantra for this summer’s scorching heat. During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must-have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina, Smartwater, or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Beat the Summer Heat Automatically

Hydrate, hydrate, and re-hydrate. That is the mantra for this summer’s scorching heat. During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must-have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina, Smartwater, or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable

Goodbye Phone Booths

It’s the end of an era as phonebooths vanish from our landscape. Poor Clark Kent will have to find another changing room to morph into Superman. Those iconic glass and aluminum sanctuaries of privacy that once stood on nearly every

Goodbye Phone Booths

It’s the end of an era as phonebooths vanish from our landscape. Poor Clark Kent will have to find another changing room to morph into Superman. Those iconic glass and aluminum sanctuaries of privacy that once stood on nearly every

Facebook Jail- An Ex-Con Speaks

Proudly I have now joined the long and noble list of the righteous who served time in jail for their beliefs- truthtellers like Emma Goldman, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandella to name just a few. Tossed in the Facebook

Facebook Jail- An Ex-Con Speaks

Proudly I have now joined the long and noble list of the righteous who served time in jail for their beliefs- truthtellers like Emma Goldman, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandella to name just a few. Tossed in the Facebook

Radio Row

Before The World Trade Center There was N.Y.C.’s Radio Row

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before September 11, 2001, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its leafy suburbs.

Radio Row

Before The World Trade Center There was N.Y.C.’s Radio Row

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before September 11, 2001, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its leafy suburbs.

Changing political conventions

How Covering Conventions Has Changed

Conventional political conventions now seem so 2016. If night three of the Democratic virtual convention is any indication, traditional conventions should be a thing of the past.  It was historic, intimate, and breathtaking. In a traditional televised convention, we would

Changing political conventions

How Covering Conventions Has Changed

Conventional political conventions now seem so 2016. If night three of the Democratic virtual convention is any indication, traditional conventions should be a thing of the past.  It was historic, intimate, and breathtaking. In a traditional televised convention, we would

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2020 getting underway this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post-war years. As

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2020 getting underway this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post-war years. As

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So