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  1. about 15 hours ago on Arlo and Janis

    People live longer now. There’s more time for cancers to develop

  2. about 17 hours ago on Wallace the Brave

    Just proof, Rhode Island villages and towns are, shall we say, quirky.

  3. about 17 hours ago on Arlo and Janis

    I take part in an August ritual in Massachusetts called the Pan Mass Challenge, a two day bicycling fund raising event. Every year we raise tens of millions for cancer treatment and research. The most heard words in the safety lectures are, helmet, hydration, and sunblock. Our ride takes us through some pretty affluent neighborhoods. I remember one year, a spectator who seemed to have that quiet air of authority like a college professor or physician, shouting at us “DON’T FORGET SUNBLOCK!”

    In her late 20s, my wife stopped the suntan ritual. She doesn’t look a day older than when she made that decision. (Okay, I’m a bit prejudiced).

    I like the suntan gags in Arlo and Janis, but she’s a cartoon. An easer and some ink and lines and skin sores are gone.

  4. 4 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    I’ve been to Japan about ten times in the past 15 years. It helps if you have family who are fluent in Japanese and live there. But trust me, in Tokyo you can get by with English. Because it’s an international trading center most of the signs are in English as well as Japanese. At six feet tall with my 5’ 7” wife, we kind of stand out and on many occasions we’ve been approached by people wanting to practice their English. (Happy to oblige)

    One time my wife and I were in a store and the clerk came up to me and said “All of the products are all natural” I repeated that to my wife who had been distracted. The clerk must have thought I was correcting her as she repeated again this time perfectly mimicking my RI accent. We chatted for a few minutes and I complimented her on her language skills. We met a lot of other people, like a group of engineering students who were thrilled to explain their solar powered car they built. Despite their invitation, I was way too big to get into one. Of course as a life long Godzilla fan I couldn’t help but notice the Seiko building in Ginza had been nicely rebuilt and the high tension power lines still seem to ring the city.
  5. 4 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    As impressive as the CGI effects are in the new movies, the old rubber suited Godzilla movies remain a favorite of mine. I really recommend the first one that was done for Japanese release. The story angle is a little different than the Raymond Burr version. I’m sure it’s streaming somewhere.

  6. 6 days ago on Adam@Home

    AI in its broadest definition may already be doing your taxes or parts of them. I have been studying AI and taking classes in developing new models. Like computers in the 60’s, PCs in the 80s, and the Internet in the 90s, there will be some big changes but we will wonder how we got along without our AI sidekicks.

  7. 6 days ago on Adam@Home

    I keep a notebook by my bedside and write things when I wake up. Some have resulted in chapters in books. One was the spark for an entire book on the environment.

  8. 7 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    My wife does not want me on ladders anymore after a close friend of hers fell off a ladder and spent many months healing and going through PT. We had the gutters replaced and new leaf filters installed. Worth every penny to end that fall-spring chore.

  9. 7 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    You stole my thought. :-)

  10. 8 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    Because of my grandparents’ accents I am very good at understanding people whose first language is not English. I get extremely annoyed when the national news casts use subtitles because someone is speaking English with less than perfect Ivy League diction. Is shows how condescending the media are toward anyone not like them. (Sorry for the tangent)