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DOES IT SUCK?

If you own pets, buying a vacuum cleaner is a big deal. Regular non-pet owning people go to a store and buy a vacuum. Any reasonably good machine will do the job and last for years. For those of us who… Read More ›

THE PRICE OF TRUST

Nothing is the way it used to be. A couple of weeks ago, I needed some new nightwear. Nothing fancy. Not interested in lingerie. That’s for display, not sleeping. I’m talking about the ubiquitous sleep tee. For years, I bought them from L.L. Bean…. Read More ›

NON SEQUITUR AND TRIUMPH

After a long string of relatively aimless, free-range days, yesterday came with a mission. I needed sunglasses and was determined to end the day with a new pair. I lost my prescription sunglasses during the wild and crazy weeks of October 2014 during which… Read More ›

OVERCOMING TECHNO-LUST

When you love cameras, there’s always a danger you may decide you need another, even though you don’t have enough time to use the ones you already own and can’t afford a new one. It’s no different than other forms of techno-obsessive behavior…. Read More ›

IN PRAISE OF YOGA PANTS

With all the serious issues in the world today, why am I writing about pants? Maybe it’s frivolous, but my lifelong search for comfortable, well-fitting pants has finally come to an end. Throughout my life, I have sought two things: shoes that look… Read More ›

WHEN THE MACHINES WENT DOWN

Dateline: Uxbridge, Massachusetts  It was an ordinary day. A sunny day in southern New England. Cool. Almost crisp. The leaves had changed and shone bright yellow and orange. Autumn. The best time of the year. An ordinary day. Except, we ran out of half-and-half. In… Read More ›