I am one of those former young adult dreamers about far-away places that feels like a dream has come true. It is called Google Maps/Google Earth. It can take me any where, any time. And when (increasingly often) I need a diversion from what passes these days as reality, I fire up the engine and head off: to Glacier National Park; the Smokies; my old stomping grounds in Birmingham or back to survey the Carolina Bays that continue to fascinate me. If you lack …

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Straight to the point: I’d love to have a few free months of TRELLO GOLD before I save up enough to pay for a year’s-worth. You can help me do that. Just click the box… Click this box below to learn about and start using Trello. It is quick and easy, and might–just might– make you an organized person at this late date! Not convinced? Read on… [su_button url=”https://trello.com/fredbfirst/recommend” target=”blank” style=”glass” background=”#6fd2eb” color=”#1f1717″ size=”6″ wide=”yes” center=”yes” radius=”5″ icon=”icon: space-shuttle” icon_color=”#ffffff” text_shadow=”1px 1px 0px #000000″ …

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Here’s a mind-bender to end the week: Are we all merely shadows on the wall of Plato’s cave? Is there really a REALITY or are we simply made by some puppetmaster to act is if… In the Matrix, minds were real but the physical world was a computer simulation. In the current philosophical and physicists’ speculation, none of it is what we refer to as “real.” We are projections in a simulated reality, and if that is true, it can be discovered. And we …

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It’s okay to be hooked on phonics, but not on our iPhones. But we are, by the same design that once made us trust the health assurance of cigarette smoking  and now incites us to hunt POcKEtMONsters or photograph our dinner on our plates or our dinner on our own faces for the world to see. Just say no! Fellow sheeples, we are being assimilated into the hive-mind of web apps that know so very well how to push our buttons, or have us predictably and reliably push …

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[su_youtube_advanced url=”https://youtu.be/X1RWfhGBFyc” rel=”no”] I really must take control of the morning coffee-browse, because it invariably sends me off down rabbit trails other than the intentional path I thought I was going to take, and really should have gotten right on, first thing. This 2 minute performance here falls into the SuperBowl Halftime Show Glitter and Tinsel category for visual hyperbole and self-promotion on the part of Intel. They supplied and software-power and choreographed the hundred light-bearing drones. In the end, it was all about …

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