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How to Handle Spam Scam

We’ve entered a whole new world of spam – scam spam, if you will. Have you been getting more of the same spam calls lately? Of course you have. There must be an explosion of auto warranty “providers” if spam from the past year – maybe more – is anything to go by. I’ve even… Continue Reading How to Handle Spam Scam

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Cosmopolitan, People In My Home!

What are you reading these days? Well, I’m looking at Cosmopolitan and People magazines even though I haven’t subscribed to them. They came to me. I’m pretty sure I’m not in the target audience for either. And yet, I can’t ignore them. It’s been almost two years since People started appearing in my mailbox. I… Continue Reading Cosmopolitan, People In My Home!

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High Noon at the Nail Saloon

I had barely noticed a woman on her cellphone when I entered the nail salon. But about halfway through the treatment, I heard her loud and clear. Continue Reading High Noon at the Nail Saloon

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Idioms Away and Dialect Demagoguery!

I spent a couple of years living in Cambridge, England where I learned to speak British English and quickly came to realize Americans speak an entirely different dialect. I came to enjoy noting language differences and sharing my discoveries with my supervisor at work, Dr Andrew Lacey (the Brits don’t use periods or “full stops”… Continue Reading Idioms Away and Dialect Demagoguery!

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WiFi Calling To The Faraway Towns

My new-ish smartphone started prompting me a couple of weeks ago to install WiFi calling. Since we’re still getting acquainted, I’d lose the notice as soon as I tapped in my PIN and I’d get sidetracked by something else. But then the prompt remained visible and I went through the brief process of installing WiFi… Continue Reading WiFi Calling To The Faraway Towns