Wanderings–Call Free

With the holidays coming up, and cell phone minutes running down (two beloved stepsons in far flung places), I’ve found Skype. It’s a program that lets you make free calls over the internet to anyone else who also has Skype. All calls from Skype to landlines and mobiles within the US and Canada are also free till the end of the year. It’s free and easy to download and use, and works with most computers. But you do need broadband to make it worth using.

By |2016-10-24T09:57:01-04:00November 4th, 2006|Life|2 Comments

If I were King, Gas Stations…

…would not be allowed to use 9/10 of a cent. For instance, a gallon of gas would be a straight $2.53, and not $2.53+9/10 of a cent. (Another reason not to live in NY state is the high taxes.) Where else on the planet does anybody, anywhere, use 9/10 of a cent?

By |2006-11-09T09:31:50-05:00October 14th, 2006|Life|0 Comments

If I were King, There Would be Silence.

I would order up an hour of silence every day. All human-generated noise would cease. All cars and planes would stop. Bass booming radios thumping out of car windows would go silent. Construction of any kind would momentarily end. TVs, computers, radios, and all electronic equipment would be turned off. And all humans would go stand outside in nature and rediscover what they’ve been missing.