Monthly Archives: January 2020
January 27, 2020 · 10:14 AM
January 20, 2020 · 10:06 AM
When the New Year popped up, it supposedly erased all traces of the old year. For my benefit, I’m unable to tell a single iota between the two. And, so it goes year after year. Even though this may enhance a bit of boredom after the festivities of changing from December 31st to January 1st, time remains a fickle mistress as it controls everything we do. You might even say, we’re time slaves.
Time tells us when to sleep, when to wake, when to eat, when to go to work, when to come home. Every task we participate in no matter how small is dictated by the hands of our clocks.
We even allow time to tell us when food spoils. For instance, any package of food in the supermarket will have an expiration date. Let’s say this date is 7-8-20. Does this mean that the food in question is perfectly wholesome on July 7, 2020, but is unfit to eat a day later? That’s what they would like us to believe. (If you are wondering who “they” is, that’s another blog.)
Our kind even puts expiration dates on things that never really expire, and these items are usually associated with the enrichment of oneself such as lottery tickets or sweepstakes of any kind. And, don’t you just know the state that issues a lottery ticket that is never turned in is collectively turning back flips within their borders.
Even our printed money is given a life span and once that time is over, collected, destroyed, and replaced.
Before we had modern day time pieces, we used celestial bodies to give us the time of day. A crude object called a sundial was developed to redirect the sun rays into a pattern that would give early man a sense of time.
Regardless of how we feel, seconds turn to minutes, minutes to hours, hours to days, and there still is never enough time.
January 13, 2020 · 9:57 AM
I like a little white noise or moreover background noise when I write. To that end, I keep my television on throughout the day. Now that I have mentioned the flat screen source of information and entertainment that hangs on my wall, it reminds me that alone, it is a great conversation piece.
I think back through the years remembering our first T.V. set which was a black and white Zenith. This served my four piece nuclear family well for many years. After I became a teenager, we graduated to a color console. Talk about your tall cotton; we were there.
As time passed, the television set evolved. From our plain Jane black and white box, we moved from consoles to monster units with built in stereo speakers, turntables and FM radios.
The 90’s became the decade of the large screen, large box television, now being referred to as monitors. These compact behemoth’s weighed as much as a small car and required two grown men to lift. During this same time period, we were inundated with the magic of the plasma screen. This breakthrough in flat screen technology was so expensive it was probably easier to purchase a used car than a new plasma screen. Thankfully this television evolution continued until we have the modest high definition fifteen pound flat screen that hangs on our walls today. The picture is exquisite and the price low enough to render this piece of technology disposable for it cost more to repair than to replace. It just goes to show you, wait long enough and anything will become affordable. . . I’m still waiting on the corvette, it can’t be but so much longer.
January 8, 2020 · 10:42 AM