Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Reflections | December 17, 2013

In reaction to Pope Francis’ birthday, I was once again reminded of how my views of powerful public figures have changed as I have aged, and I tweeted the following:

When I was young the Pope was very old distant figure. Now only 6 yrs Pope #Francis' junior, I see him as wise but far more human. @Pontifex

5:41 PM - 17 Dec 13

I remember how I felt upon Bill Clinton’s election as President, realizing that for the first time I was older than the President.  A different perspective, at least for me.

I also found this ‘cartoon’ on point, meaning that it reflects my own thinking:

The Selfless by Gary Barker @barkercartoons 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies Yes. Computer Cookies NO!!

Yes I like cookies, but increasingly not the computer kind. All you have to do is glance at a product on a webpage. Not buy. Not wish list it. Just glance. And for the next few hours, days, perhaps years, everytime you go to a different webpage there’s a promotion or ad for the product you glanced at glaring at you from the new webpage. Sheesh.