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Five Steps to Operating a Drone

September 15, 2016
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My friend Nettie got a drone for her birthday. Unlike those high-tech models capable of photographing the origin of black holes, this one looked like something my brother once built in shop class. It did,…

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Herds of Bison and Endless Vacation: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

April 5, 2016
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Reading Magazines this week, I learned that: ViaGen will clone your dog for $50,000. (Departures, 3/16) There is a global movement to exempt tampons from taxation. (Time, 4/4/16) One of Ronald Reagan’s first acts as…

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ALLIGATORS, LIP GLOSS AND SEX IN SPACE: WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES THIS WEEK

February 29, 2016
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  According to both Russian and American space authorities, nobody has ever had sex in space. (Popular Mechanics, February 2016) Wealthy people don’t watch a lot of TV. (Money, March 2016) The more sleep you…

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Tuxes, Tapestry, Birds and Foxes: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

February 15, 2016
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2015 was the warmest year ever recorded on earth. (Time Magazine, February 1, 2016) Bernie Sanders has never worn a tux. (Time, February 1, 2016) There are 300,000 registered personal drone owners in this country.…

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What I Learned From Magazines This Week

February 12, 2016
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  At least ten people have been shot by their dogs since 2004, usually in hunting accidents. (AARP Bulletin, January February 2016)   If somebody phones you claiming to be with the IRS, it’s a…

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In Defense of Black Friday

December 7, 2013
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In Defense of Black Friday

With Thanksgiving behind us, there is a crispy clean feeling in the air. The kind of feeling that can only mean one thing: time to start capitalizing on other people’s feelings of lack of self…

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Amazon’s Delivery Drones

December 4, 2013
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Amazon’s Delivery Drones

Amazon wants to use drone-like octocopters to make deliveries to their customers. While many cynics think this drop-from-the-sky delivery service will never take off, the Stork had only one comment “Big Deal.” Donna CavanaghDonna Cavanagh…

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