That Moment When I Realize the Problem is Me

This might come as a shock to many people. (Brace yourselves, sisters!) Occasionally…very occasionally…I do fleetingly think, “Gee, if I had a smart phone right now I could…” I always decide that for me, the benefit would be far outweighed by the nuisance, the expectation of being always available. But I’ve realized in the past few…

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On the Proper Etiquette of Text Messages

I am the weirdo in the room who doesn’t use a mobile phone. The sound quality is reason enough—I don’t like having to work so hard to understand what people say. And I find it cumbersome to have to punch in every letter—plus extra for capitals and punctuation—one-fingered. I am not a complete Luddite. I…

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Remembering Grandma and Rants About Technology (a 7QT post)

___1___ Today would have been my grandma’s 99th birthday. It’s been nine months since she went to her rest and reward, so I wanted to share some “then” and “now” photos in her honor. ___2___ I forgot to include this oddity in my “weird things” post a couple of weeks ago: Because I ordinarily buy them one…

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Family Time

 This year, Christian and I decided to make some New Years Resolutions for our marriage. I had suggested this before, but he resisted last year, fearing (correctly) that I had an agenda. And because I knew he was correct, I also knew I couldn’t force the issue. So this year when I brought it up…

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Because of a Virus

Because of a faceless, anonymous jerk somewhere out in the e-universe, our computer caught a virus this week. Because of a computer virus, my husband had to take our computer in to work, where the gurus could do their magic. Because my husband took the computer to work, I had no access to my files.…

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7 Quick Takes, vol. 88

Takes 1-3: Wardrobe Malfunctions 1. On Wednesday morning, we actually got going in plenty of time to get Julianna to her language preschool. Until Alex discovered he was missing a shoe. Not his shoes. A shoe. We turned the house upside down, but we could not find that shoe. Knowing that my two non-verbal children…

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Cell Phone Nation (or: Why I hate cell phones)

First of all, let me say this clearly. It’s. A. Telephone. Not a camera, not a Game Boy, not a computer, and not a boom box.   Modern society is ruled by technology, much of which is good for humanity as a whole. One of the most pervasive technologies, however, is the cell phone, and…

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