RushBabe Enters the 21st Century

I celebrated my 70th birthday in April.  Just before that, I made it into the Twenty-First Century.  Yes, I bought my very first smartphone.  Thank you, thank you for all the applause, much appreciated.  After a few hiccups in the setup process (don't EVER forget your initial passcode-it's awful trying to reset it), I got …

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Zeal…I really DID build that!

In about 1975, my first husband and I had returned to Seattle from Minneapolis, and were living on a shoestring.  He had found a job as a transformer winder at a company that made industrial transformers, and I, with my MA in psychology, was working as a pricing clerk in a hospital pharmacy.  Now, Larry …

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A Pretty Good Argument Against Only Owning an Electric Car

This past weekend, my hubby and I were watching TV (pretty rare for us), and he tuned in to the NHK World program, an English feature of the Japanese network NHK.  They had a very interesting program dealing with how technology helps Japan deal with the many natural disasters they face, living on the Ring …

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It’s A Miracle!

It's a miracle of modern technology and medicine.  See the picture below. This is me.  I now look like this all day while I'm awake.  Please notice that I am not wearing glasses.  For the first time in 63 years, I can see the world without Coke-bottle glasses, and that's a miracle in my book. …

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What’s The Matter with India?

In India, Toilet Paper Becomes More Valuable Than the RupeeTake a gander at this headline from 24/7 Wall Street.  www.247wallst.comHe gets it partly right, but doesn't go far enough.   Since its independence, India has been a socialist, or socialist-leaning country.  Even when they tried to ditch some of the socialist features of their economy, …

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