Subliminal Messages

We receive input that seeps into our unconscious mind every day. Whether it be from advertisers in the form of logos on cars, disposable cups or paper cakeboxes. We may not pay attention to the thousands of advertisements we are subjected to each day but I suggest we all pay more attention that the messages … More Subliminal Messages

Paper or Plastic?

While waiting in line (or on line if you are a New Yorker) at one of my favorite stores, Dollar Tree; I saw the most horrible sight when you are in a hurry—someone paying by check. Some of you might be thinking to yourself “What is a check?” Well, it is the non-cash method of … More Paper or Plastic?

Ried Rave 0713

This week I wanted to write a rave for a local FREE attraction. It is a museum sort of attraction. Something interesting for young and old. It is The Art of the Brick exhibition in downtown Tampa. This is a traveling exhibit. Unfortunately, there is only one other US location to visit. But if you … More Ried Rave 0713

Youth vs. Wisdom

I am in the ranks of the “middle aged.” Okay, let’s face it, I am an old lady. In the years that I have been forty and fifty something I have realized on a few occasions I have been served or helped by people that look like children. It is okay to have your groceries … More Youth vs. Wisdom

Westworld, Terminator, I Robot & the like

Movies seem to reflect some of the current events of our society. It has reflected our fear and fascination with automation and artificial intelligence. The most simplistic term for artificial intelligence might be “robot.” If you are old enough or like classic cinema you might remember Westworld from 1973, directed and written by Michael Crichton. … More Westworld, Terminator, I Robot & the like