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Article archive for June, 2018

  • June 27th, 2018

    Smart Summer Home Maintenance

    Tweet Everything about our lives is smart these days. Smartphones. Smart cars. Smart health (think fitness trackers, life alerts…). And yes, our homes are smart too, with coffee makers that turn on without our intervention, allowing an extra snooze; lights that come on when you enter a room, refrigerators that create dinner recipes based on [...]

  • June 20th, 2018

    Drive My Car

    Tweet Do you know how many songs have the word “drive” in the title? Neither do we, but an Internet search turned up at least a hundred. That’s a lot of driving, though admittedly, not all refer to four wheels and an engine. But you get the drift. We are a car culture. Especially in [...]

  • June 13th, 2018

    Sock It To Me

    Tweet Back in the ’60s, socks were quite popular. There were Friday night sock hops, where hip teenagers would kick off their shoes and dance in the gym in their socks. Then there was the catchphrase, “Sock It To Me,” which became a counterculture classic after Aretha Franklin added the refrain to her hit song Respect in [...]

  • June 6th, 2018

    An Education in School Preservation

    Tweet School’s out for summer, and children won’t give the classroom another thought until they’re back inside the hallowed halls of learning. But that doesn’t mean the school is sitting idle all summer. Just like the crew that tears down and packs up a concert stage or theatre after a performance, there’s a crew that [...]