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”

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?”

How to raise an optimistic human in a pessimistic world

Show kids that the tools for a positive outlook are well within their reach By:Caroline Knorr/Common Sense Media If you’re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it’s no wonder: Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications — and even sources you wouldn’t expect, like Instagram andContinue reading “How to raise an optimistic human in a pessimistic world”

It couldn’t wait!

How often have you’ve been forced to listen to a very loud conversation on a bus or an waiting room? Individuals on their cell phones loudly and freely including us in their conversation whether we want to be apart of it or not.  Oh yes, the laughter and the volume. People yelling into their phonesContinue reading “It couldn’t wait!”

“The Tape” Strip Poker Alcohol and Minors? Stockton Mayor Says……

Nothing…. His attorneys released audio recordings of Mayor Silva of an strip poker game he was allegedly  involved in at this youth camp in Amador County last summer. Mayor Silva from the Beginning -AND  Excessive Noise/Party Complaints from His Neighbors  Click Link Below for Story _________________________________________________________________ The recording and pictures  were removed from hisContinue reading ““The Tape” Strip Poker Alcohol and Minors? Stockton Mayor Says……”

My Phone is Resting

ob·ses·sion noun 1.The state of being obsessed with someone or something. 2.An idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind People are obsessed with their cell phones. Many cant walk or talk without them.  Instead of interacting with people, they are having a close personal relationship with their phones. The phonesContinue reading “My Phone is Resting”

Taking Back—–C.O.N.T.R.O.L—–Of my Life!

Are you in control of your life?  Could you spend one day without you phone, PC or electronic gadget? By CityFella My life isn’t my own. it’s controlled by electronic devices.  Things I have convinced  myself I need, to get through the day I need my Kindle tablet to relax,  I download movies and TVContinue reading “Taking Back—–C.O.N.T.R.O.L—–Of my Life!”

“Restrooms” The Eyes of the Restaurant

Assuming your tub and shower are clean, how long does it take you to clean your restroom at home? 10,15 minutes? A  Restaurant’s public restroom could just be an indication to the  cleanliness of the restaurant.    On occasion I have checked out the restaurant’s restroom before being seated.,.     On Sunday, our group stopped at a mid town Sacramento restaurantContinue reading ““Restrooms” The Eyes of the Restaurant”

Are you smarter than a 75 year old? (who you gonna call?)

They, say if you dont use it, you lose it.  For years, people memorized telephone numbers.  They used words and letters  to help them remember.  Using prefixes was widely used for decades (Call BEacon 6-3157,) some people took it a little further by using the letters on the phone to create numbers  415-hot-fade.   Few people under 30 utilizeContinue reading “Are you smarter than a 75 year old? (who you gonna call?)”