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35 articles found.

SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Aging, General

 2 records found

Old Age by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 16, 2008)
Old age gets blamed for a lot of stuff…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices)

Seniors Unlimited by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 19, 2007)
Thoughts on writing your memoirs…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Memories Writing

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

Love to Read? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 13, 2011)
Some said the eReader would put written books out of business. It hasn’t and probably won’t…
Topics: Books Change Computers (and other Digital devices)

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

FaceTime with the Pope by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 12, 2015)
A tender moment points to a greater opportunity
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Religion

You've Got Mail! (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 16, 2006)
A familiar phrase is an invitation to hear God speak…
Topics: Bible Computers (and other Digital devices) Grace


 1 record found

Spam or Scam? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 24, 2007)
If you are like most computer users, you probably get enough spam and scam delectables to feed you for quite some time…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Ethics & Morality Fraud Internet


 1 record found

My Spell Checker by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 26, 2006)
If you own a computer, your senior moment could occur at any time.…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Humor Language, Meaning


 1 record found

Poor Ol' Santa by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 12, 2010)
Just when Santa Claus will modernize no one knows, and if they know, they aren't telling…
Topics: Christmas Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Holidays Holiday Season Science & Technology

News & Current Events

 1 record found

Time's Man, Facebook's Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 19, 2010)
A poetic profile of Mark Zuckerberg…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Computers (and other Digital devices) Current Events, News Science & Technology Social Media Tribute, Testimony


 3 records found

Communication by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 5, 2015)
As a jolly ol' senior, thirteen years shy of a century, there are ways of communicating I don't do…
Topics: Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Science & Technology Social Media

A Book Club Extraordinaire by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 9, 2009)
Celebrating the phenomenon of Facebook…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Family Social Media

Is Letter Writing Passe? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 11, 2007)
Are there better ways?…
Topics: Change Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Science & Technology Trends


 23 records found

Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson

(Connections   April 9, 2020)
The human spirit responds to the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News History Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Internet Music News Opportunity Religion Technology

Obsolescence by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 5, 2018)
Nothing is here to stay…
Topics: Change Computers (and other Digital devices) Coping Technology

My Computer by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 15, 2017)
New technology, new meanings to old words
Topics: Change Computers (and other Digital devices) Language, Meaning Technology

Smartphones by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 3, 2013)
My Webster's 1266 page dictionary doesn't include the word smartphone. It does have smart and phone…
Topics: Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Language, Meaning

Senior Technology by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 3, 2013)
My first book was published in 1969 pounded out on a manual typewriter. Then…
Topics: Change Computers (and other Digital devices)

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