The Evolution of Privacy

When I was a kid we only had one phone in the house. Most houses at the time were built with only one, maybe two phone jacks tops. Ours was centrally located in the kitchen, where it hung on the wall near the table where we ate dinner. We always kept a long, long phone […]


Last weekend I traveled to Alliance, Ohio with my mother, to visit my aunt and uncle. It was a good weekend, if sometimes an emotional one. It was the first time we had seen them since Dad’s funeral – my father’s sister and her husband traveled down here to meet up for a hard visit. […]

The ones that got away.

When I was a senior in high school, my friends and I liked to take the D.C. Metro down into Georgetown. We would go down and have lunch and mainly window-shop, because Georgetown isn’t exactly known for its bargain basement deals. My favorite thing to window-shop for was boots. There were a few good boot […]