Some fun with old-fashioned hat terms – Part 1 Ancient Greece through medieval European helmets

Some dark and unusual words come to light when looking back at the history of headgear. Having recently finished reading THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN (by Simon Winchester, HarperCollins 1998) about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, I thought it might be fun to explore the definitions and etymology of some of these ancient terms, most of which have […]

Full steam ahead: unleash your anger

“Not only does the repression of anger predispose to illness, but the experience of anger has been shown to promote healing or at least prolong survival.” – Gabor Maté, When the body says no; The cost of hidden stress In theory, I love to play in the garden. But I must confess that I had mixed feelings about puttering when […]

Verizon and Alltel Merger – More Complicated Than You Think!

The list grows of who wants the FCC and other government regulatory agencies to block the Verizon Wireless-Alltel merger: AT&T, Rural Cellular Association *, International Brotherhood Electrical Workers, Leap Wireless, and consumer advocacy groups, to name a few. Also, the reasons stakeholders don’t want the merger to go through an incredible range: Against merger: Leap Wireless, Centennial Communications and other […]

Hit the Slopes: Dream Snowboarding Vacation

The thrill of snowboarding Snowboarding, the art of sliding down snowy slopes on a single elongated board, has become very popular with winter sports enthusiasts. Even those who don’t like the cold, but love the thrill of physical activity, have found joy in snowboarding. No matter where you live in the world, there is a dream place to snowboard nearby. […]

Amazing limos

In our busy life, when everyone seems to be participating in rat races, we forget how to give nice gifts to our friends, relatives, wives, and children. Riding a small Colt or IQ to avoid parking problems we sometimes envy those people who live another carefree life behind the tinted windows of limousines. Limousines have always been and will always […]

USB: past, present and future

USB or Universal Serial Bus technology has become a widespread, simple and inexpensive way to connect all types of devices. Its popularity has come very quickly as the history of USB only dates back to the mid-1990s. This article provides an overview of USB technology, its history, and its future. Story: USB technology was developed in order to present a […]

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