Thursday, November 07, 2013

Who Needs a Smartphone?

At dinner the other day, my brother went to look something up on his phone only to discover that the battery had run down.

So, he turned to me and said “Herman Melville

And I replied, “Moby Dick

A while later, amid all the chaos that two toddlers can create at the dinner table, he turned to me again and said “The Old Man and The Sea

And I replied, “Ernest Hemingway

He then looked at his wife and said, “Who needs a smart phone anyway? I have my sister!”

Winter is Here

Walking back to my house from the mailbox the other day, I came across some broken glass in front of my neighbor’s house.

In disgust, I said to myself, “Oh my gosh – would you look at that. How awful that they can’t even keep their own driveway clean.”

It actually took me several minutes to figure out that it wasn't broken glass at all: it was ice. The puddle had frozen over and then broke apart when they drove through it.

It’s going to be a weird winter, I’m thinking.