This Is What It’s Like To Not Own A Smartphone


Photo:Google BY:Kathleen Davis/Fast Company I’ve never owned a smartphone.   In 2014, I wrote about having no regrets for being a “dumb phone” user. At the time I was an anomaly: 58 percent of Americans, according to Pew researchers, owned a smartphone; that figure was around 80 percent for people in my age demographic. Now,Continue reading “This Is What It’s Like To Not Own A Smartphone”

Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car


I want to thank to good people of Tulare and Visalia, California, who generously offered to help me in an emergency. I use Gig car share in Sacramento and their fleet of Electric Chevrolet Bolts. While I have driven quite a few electric vehicles (EV) I wanted to know what its like living with one.Continue reading “Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car”

Grand Parents Saving your World


With Technology in hyper warp speed. The time saving apps you downloaded yesterday could be obsolete at the end of the month. A generation has abandoned print, landline phones and conventional PC’S. When the Loma Prieta  quake stuck The San Francisco Bay Area in 1989. Thousands weren’t able to communicate with others due to fallenContinue reading “Grand Parents Saving your World”

Geezer Logic


It sucks to be Mark Zuckerberg these days.  Facebook’s data breech, the Russians, fake News, his company has failed America.   His punishment is appearing in front of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees.  He has to sit through hours of requests and questions and not appear to be condescending or superior to members of the Committee. Continue reading “Geezer Logic”

Race and Harley Barber: She will be remembered for her Nigger rant


“Say it; forget it. Post it regret it.” Social Media and the need to be noticed has ruined millions of lives.  Before social media we called a friend and ranted.  Today, I’m embarrassed for friends and family members who go online to vent and later get caught up in a storm when people disagree withContinue reading “Race and Harley Barber: She will be remembered for her Nigger rant”

Australia Goes Krazy for California’s In and Out Burgers


The Question is will go global before it goes National ?  Will the be an outlet in Dubai before Detroit ?   In the the last few years In and Out with its cult following has opened up Pop up Shops in London and a few other international cities with very favoralble results.  In Australia, InContinue reading “Australia Goes Krazy for California’s In and Out Burgers”

Has the Internet make us cold?


  Is technology making us cold? It’s a question I’ve been struggling with for the past few weeks. It started after one of my former students, Stephon, whom I taught when he was in 10th grade, was murdered. Stephon was cool and silly, and he loved to poke fun at any and every situation. So of courseContinue reading “Has the Internet make us cold?”

Australian Court found a text message is valid will


THE text message was just a draft. It had been left unsent. It’s intention was controversial. A 55-year-old man who took his own life a year ago had addressed the phone text message to his brother. It declared his brother and nephew should “keep all that I have”. “You and (nephew) keep all that IContinue reading “Australian Court found a text message is valid will”

How to stop your smartphone from controlling your life


By: Toby Mevies/Metro.co UK How often do you use your smartphone? The chances are even if you think it is a lot you will have underestimated how frequently you pick up your device. A study showed last year that the average person handles their phone 85 times a day and spends a whopping five hoursContinue reading “How to stop your smartphone from controlling your life”

Doctor Facebook


Image: Google I’m often astounded by what I read on social media.  Fights, vendettas, often very personal and detailed, all for the world to see.  Others use social media as a Doctor or  Therapist as a place to share their feelings.  Many are hurt and angered by the feedback they receive from friends,family. These areContinue reading “Doctor Facebook”