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New Product: Berries, Memories

The other day, I found this new product at our local grocery store: Pichuberry (TM). The box described it as a “newly-discovered Super Fruit.” It came from Colombia. The Latin name is Physalis Peruviana. I hadn’t seen these newly-discovered berries in … Continue reading

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Product “Improvement”

This is not a grumble about the ever-growing complications of home electronics devices, where the key to success appears to be in ignoring 90% of the buttons. Nor is it about the annoyances of continual software upgrades that leave a … Continue reading

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Morse Code, Mobile Phones, and Multiple Disability

Consider someone who’s deaf, using a mobile phone. They can’t hear, but they can certainly text-message. A blind person, once they’ve learned the key-pad, can talk on a cellphone though they can’t text-message (or rather, they can’t read text-messages, even … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Packages

Packaging. It’s what first draws the eye to a product, and I have to confess there are times when I’ve bought a product simply because the package was intriguing. This was true of the wine we recently ordered at a … Continue reading

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Space age design

Literally. Take a look at this. Meet Fred. Contrary to appearances, this thing that landed on our doorstep isn’t a sleek spaceship operated by tiny orange aliens. So, guess? (Or scroll down.) . . . . . . . . … Continue reading

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Sarees, bottles, airplanes…

… all from Toray. It’s a bit mind-boggling. Eons ago, whenever you went overseas from India, people wanted you to bring back synthetic sarees, specifically something called a Toray 644 or a 755.  They had a better drape than the slippery … Continue reading

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Hellloooo? Kitty!

My daughter went through a Hello Kitty phase, so I’m quite familiar with the stationery, the coin purses, the toilet bags, the jewelry, the paper plates and party stuff. It’s cute and harmless. You might say I’m a fan. Just … Continue reading

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