Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Television Set

It is remarkable how many cultural icons began with television in the 1960’s. The first six notes of Giligan’s Island brings to mind a silly plot line yet we watched it. One merely has to say “phasers on stun” and we all recall Star Trek.  And who can forget the introduction of The Outer Limits? There is nothing wrong … More Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Television Set

Lynnwood; Where My Children Were Raised: A Freeway Runs Through It

My children grew up in Lynnwood, Washington. I am afraid it didn’t have the same epic warm feeling to it as Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It. Lynnwood is not Montana and there is no fly fishing there. By the time I heard lawyer Jeff Tolman of Poulsbo Washington tell us he had driven … More Lynnwood; Where My Children Were Raised: A Freeway Runs Through It

Summers in Idaho

Originally posted on On Wholesome Ground :
My sister and I sit on the Coca-Cola ice water chest in front of the Atlantic Richfield service station watching the cars emerge from the heat shimmers off the highway, then disappear into them again. It is about 100 degrees and really dry. Occasionally we have to get off…

Boomer Frustrations

Much ink has been spilled about the Baby Boomer generation, but little has been written about how we somehow lack an ability that comes naturally to our children; the technology link. I have just spend a half an hour trying to link up with the phone company, a telecommunications company, to try to pay my … More Boomer Frustrations