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The Beetle was one of those rare products that was both simple to use and hard to break.

Give Me Robust Every Time

Everyone has a theory regarding the popularity and mystique of the original Volkswagen Beetle. Here’s mine. Sure the Beetle was cheap – but other cheap

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Anita Ekberg dribbles water on Marcello's head; she is life.

The Sweet Life

The film, La Dolce Vita, has rocketed into my top five films of all time. I’ve watched the film probably 25 times and I’ll watch

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Clean Your Plate?

I’m in the third week of a new diet. “Eating to Live” as outlined in Dr. Joel Fuhman’s bestseller “Eat

Technician in a Server Farm

The Future is in The Back End

Most of the hassle when collaborating with other information workers is encountered getting through firewalls. Most companies are so paranoid

Extended family dinner from days gone bye, no children at the adult table.

What About Cheech?

Whenever I get together with my favorite cousin and the bourbon begins to flow, and we begin to reminisce about

Billboard charts in the 70s featured disco, rock, country, and easy listening hits.

A Fragmented America

When I was a teen in the early 70s, the “mother” of all music charts was the Billboard Hot 100.