From the category archives:


My hands

May 13, 2010

I had 1.4 seconds of fame recently. My hands were seen in a recent ad for a new tablet product that many of you have heard of by now. Apple’s new ad scheme strips all faces from its commercials, so you won’t see my face: only my hands! [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”” width=”500″ height=”375″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] […]

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on the iPad

April 4, 2010

Two iPads arrived yesterday and Daniel and I have been obsessed. (I’m making this post on it right now.) The online keyboard is better than than the iPhone; I’m getting used to it. I imagine myself using this more than a handheld phone/computer or laptop for that matter especially for casual reading and email. Mail […]


Cell phone withdrawal

March 31, 2010

I sent my phone off to get a minor repair done and am without my cell for three days. [Like Gilligan’s Island: A three hour tour!] Holy moly. I didn’t realize how addicted to that device I have become. Impulse: Hmm, I need to call Mitchell about Saturday. Ugh. No luck, have to find a […]



March 27, 2010

I was surfing channels on TV the other day. I stopped on the Animal Planet: “…and left in their cages for years at a time, treated more like a plant than the beautiful parrot that they are, the bird slowly goes INSANE.” This image has haunted me lately, not just because I have two parrots, […]

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Top Classical Music Blogs

February 8, 2010

Scott Spiegelberg used to make lists of the Top Classical Music Blogs, but when came along, he left it to them. If you care about such lists, bookmark it; the list is updated daily. They keep track of RSS membership feeds, unique monthly visitors, Yahoo and Google indexing, Google PR, and Alexa and Compete […]


Linked out

February 7, 2010

Holy Moly! I finally gave in and joined Linked In yesterday. A screen came up asking me whether I wanted to “link” with all the friends in my address book who already have Linked In accounts. I said ‘sure, what the hell’ and it told me exactly how many that would be — and it […]



November 30, 2009

We are playing with a new look for this blog. There may be some erratic behavior for the next day or so, so be patient. If you find any bugs you can email me at my first name at my last.


Hooked on being connected

November 4, 2009

Our internet service has been mostly down lately. I came home from work yesterday, hopped on the computer. No internet. I tried to rip off our neighbor’s wifi connection but it kept dropping out. I realized how tied to the internet connection I am/we are. Things pop into my mind: oh, I need to order […]


Relearning the Beatles

October 18, 2009

This week I came home to discover a huge box from Amazon waiting for me on my porch. When Daniel got home I opened it to discover the new Beatles RockBand inside. Inside were a faux Hofner Beatle bass guitar, four drum pads with a bass drum kick pedal, and a USB microphone on a […]


Pre vs. iPhone

September 24, 2009

In our recent trip to London, Paris and the south of France, we left our Pre’s home having only a 1st generation iPhone to text and use Google maps. I missed my Pre a lot. I loved the iPhone for the first two years, but as Joni Mitchell says, “you don’t know what you’ve got […]