Category Archives: consumerism

CHRISTMAS…GOTTA LOVE IT!

I can’t drive anymore.  This is a good thing—for you, but not me!  I sure miss it, especially this time of the year when one needs to make those frenzied pilgrimages to the shopping mall.  But ahh, we live in … Continue reading

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MONEY MADNESS

STOPPPPPPP!  Good God, what ever happened to fair pricing.  Things are just plain out of control.  I know all about inflation, capitalism and the Great American Way  (Corporate Way). The goal is to make as big a buck as possible … Continue reading

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RUBBERMAID, SAY IT AIN’T SO!

(Note: It is acknowledged Rubbermaid is a registered trademark, not indicated as such within this posting only because of technical restrictions of the format) Hi, Captain Consumer here!  I just declared  myself a superhero and adopted that name. I got … Continue reading

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THE GREAT CRAB CAKE CAPER

There they were, positioned on the prestigious eye-level shelf in the freezer right next to the fresh seafood counter.  I see them there every week when I’m at the supermarket and every week I think about putting a box in … Continue reading

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FLOORED!

But wait, there is something else that’s been going on all week and it’s been pretty exciting and a lot messy.  We are having the entire floor space, closets and all, replaced.  Gone is the stained and worn carpet and … Continue reading

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THE NEW ORWELLIAN AGE

  If you attended high school in the USA there is a very good chance you had to read a book called “1984” by George Orwell.  It’s always been pretty much a basic read for high schoolers.  I don’t know … Continue reading

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UP IN SMOKE!

First, a Hurricane Dorian Update since it was the topic of my last posting…Lucky us, we may have dodged a bullet as the latest tracking has Dorian heading north.  This means we will not get the brunt of the storm, … Continue reading

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WHAT DREAMS WERE MADE OF

I do not remember where I was on November 25, 1946.  Afterall, I was only a few months past my first birthday.  But thanks to my dad’s sense of history he put away that week’s edition of LIFE Magazine, its … Continue reading

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SUPERMARKETS ARE…WELL, SUPER!

  Rosemarie and I have some very specific divisions of labor that have evolved over the many years she and I have been co-everythingers.  One such divide is the ongong task of grocery shopping.   She hates going to the supermarket.  … Continue reading

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SMARTS

I do not have a smart phone. Nor do I have a smart watch. I don’t drive a smart car and I don’t live in a smart house.  I don’t track how many paces or miles I go each day … Continue reading

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