Smartphones: Indispensable?

Cellphones: everywhere, all the time.

A poll came out recently that revived my hope in America. We’re on the road to recovery. We don’t even need a new president. We can let the Supreme Court or Stephen Colbert take control. A survey of 1,000 stalwart, enlightened, progressive, consumer-oriented Americans concluded that when they wake up in the morning, “the first …

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Fantasies of escape

Lost kayaking? Not!

The headline proclaimed the wonderful news: “U.S. Traveler Who Vanished in Australia Five Years Ago Found ALIVE!” He didn’t die in a kayaking accident after all, and he wasn’t kidnapped by a band of rogue kangaroos or Mad Max the Road Warrior, and he wasn’t held hostage on a kiwi farm, as many had speculated. …

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