OS X: Turning Off Inline Mail Attachments

May 28, 2016 |

In the world of the Macintosh, when you send an image or a pdf document via email, you get a preview of the attachment in the new email body: If you aren’t used to this, it can be quite disorienting…it’s difficult to find a place to enter text into your email body.  But there’s a […more]

Why You Need a New Mouse

Feb 22, 2016 |

I now own three of these Logitech Wireless # 510 mice.  Wired mice now make me nuts, so I have to have wireless. But what makes this mouse so special? Installation is a breeze…a small USB dongle is provided with each mouse, and you can plug it in and it just works. This mouse works […more]

Campbell’s Soup Rocks My World

Jan 9, 2016 |

Agribusiness and food manufacturers have decided that GMO foods are 100% safe, so they seem to feel that us consumers don’t need to concern themselves with the issue.   And just so consumes won’t worry their pretty little heads about it, these thoughtful business groups are spending millions fighting proposed GMO labeling legislation.  Thoughtful, no? […more]

Kneecapping the Middle Class

Dec 20, 2015 |

In 1991, there were 17.1 million manufacturing jobs in the U.S., In 1991, Bill Clinton granted most favored nation trade status to China. In 1994, NAFTA went into effect resulting in an estimated one million U.S. jobs lost. In 2001, China is admitted to the World Trade Organization which results in 3.2 million lost U.S. […more]

Bogus Kentucky Voting Guide

Oct 31, 2015 |

  Here in Kentucky, we’ve got an off-cycle election this November 3rd.  This year, we are electing a new governor plus other state officials.  We’ve been getting the usual political flyers in the mail, mostly related to the race for governor. Here in Northern Kentucky, on Friday, October 30, we received a ‘voting guide for […more]

Fraudfegnugen!! VW is in hot water

Sep 21, 2015 |

VW has been selling their low emission diesel cars like crazy to buyers who see these vehicles as a way to reduce the impact of their driving on our atmosphere. Now comes word that VW has been gaming the emissions testing system.  What is alleged is that their diesel vehicles reduce emissions in test conditions, […more]

FrankenFuji! Kroger’s Massive Apples

Jul 5, 2015 |

    I saw the biggest apples ever today.  I’ve done a lot of the grocery shopping for my family over the past 7 years or so.  These apples were so big that I couldn’t help but gawk!  I decided to take a picture, but that doesn’t get across the scale of these monsters, so […more]

Oh Walgreens…Say it Ain’t So!

Jul 5, 2015 |

I find Walgreens fascinating.  I’ve been a customer on and off for years, and they are currently my pharmacy of choice.  Walgreens makes managing my prescriptions a dream.  I’m particularly impressed with how quickly and easily I’m able to order a refill using the Walgreens app barcode reader. But there’s trouble in paradise.  Recently, we […more]

Living the Good Life

May 2, 2015 |

Life in the US is pretty good, but I have been finding that, as a consumer, the deck seems stacked pretty strongly in favor of corporate America.  This blog is intended to be a discussion of the issues I have experienced and an attempt to help others avoid the same issues.