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What’s hiding under your man’s jeans?

Marketing types (I confess, I was once one of them,) are always looking for new and innovative ways to sell us consumer goods or services we do not want or need. Scalp exfoliators? New and improved versions of questionable face creams and cosmetics? Remember leg warmers? Well, now, they’ve decided to take on men’s underwear. They have spied a potential opportunity to convince men and…

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Social media’s mandate has gone from bad to worse. We should all be afraid, very, very afraid!

In view of billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter this week, I thought I’d republish a piece I posted in October 2021 concerning the ethics and influence of social media platforms. I’m very concerned that a private individual with dubious objectives is controlling the minds of so many human beings who may not be aware of its insidious influence. I’m hoping my concerns prove wrong…

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Where was this perk when I was still working?

There’s been a lot of dialogue lately about creating a four-day workweek. The benefits seem obvious. Reducing the workweek would relieve employees of the stress of working long hours over five days, and allow for more family time or time for personal activities and hobbies. It could open the door for hiring more people, creating more job opportunities, and has the potential to stagger work…

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I will never give up my landline!

Everyone I know is cutting their connections to wired communication devices these days. Cable television service? Snip! Satellite TV? Snip! Telephone landline? Snip! That last one scares and horrifies me. Well, actually they all do. I cannot imagine functioning without my landline and relying on my cellphone alone. First of all, I would have to learn how to turn my cellphone on. Then, I would…

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I’m so old I remember when . . .

One guaranteed way to mark yourself as a hopeless old boomer is to utter the words, “I remember when . ..” followed by a comment on the price of gas or real estate. Of course, baby boomers remember when gas was twenty-nine cents a gallon and average house prices were only five digits, not seven. On my way home from work in the sixties, I…

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