An on- and off-again love affair with Apple

Since they first came on the scene decades ago, I’ve had an on- and off-again love affair with Apple (the computer/device company). I can distinctly remember the fascination I felt when viewing their first mouse-controlled computer in the ‘80s, for example. I’ve owned many Apple computers and devices over the years, and still do. ButContinue reading “An on- and off-again love affair with Apple”

I am not a fan

Things, words, people, and more that I am not a fan of (an abbreviated list): The Olympics. A horribly political and corrupt concoction wrapped in a veneer of happy media and sporting gluttony. The words “future proof.” Just…dumb. Billionaires pretending to space travel. A long list of companies including Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Facebook. I’m especiallyContinue reading “I am not a fan”

This and that

It is nice to enjoy a long weekend with extended family whom we haven’t seen in more than two years. No drama, no frenetic drive to do this and that, just a time to visit and relax. Yesterday I downloaded the iOS 15 public beta as well as the watchOS 8 beta and began toContinue reading “This and that”

The vacation that wasn’t

My previous post was overly optimistic and positive. In reality, a week of vacation turned into a week of mostly work with a bit of vacation. Grump, grump, grump. In many ways this was because a controversy broke while I was away regarding copyright guidance I gave for the campus as a whole. (At theContinue reading “The vacation that wasn’t”

Vacation daze

With relatively short notice, we decided to head north for vacation for a week, and are now nicely installed in our favorite cabin on the shore of a large lake, enjoying mild temperatures in the daytime and cooler temperatures at night. I’m writing this with my iPad on my lap, sitting in a camping chair,Continue reading “Vacation daze”

But there are bright spots

Life is hard, but there are bright spots. For example, yesterday when looking out my living room window, I noticed (not for the first time) a hummingbird flying around. It wasn’t looking for nectar at our window or anything; it was just in my peripheral view near the neighbor’s big oak tree, and for someContinue reading “But there are bright spots”