In the days way before cellphones, if you wanted to call someone outside of your own area code you would reach out to an “operator” at the phone company for assistance. You would pick up the phone, dial zero, and an operator would pick up. They had a few options for how to place this […]
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In the township in southeastern Pennsylvania where I live, the parking meters have a button on them that says “Press For Free Time.” If you press that button, the meter starts counting down from ten minutes. And you often see people after pushing that button rushing around trying to accomplish all the things they can […]
I was very fortunate to spend every summer of my childhood at a family vacation home in the beach town of Ventnor, New Jersey. Nothing ruins a beach day more than when it’s cloudy and overcast outside. When that would happen, we would walk outside with my father — who had been a lieutenant in […]
I was at a business networking event where one of the people introduced herself as a wedding photographer. And people were very interested in that it was sort of novel to have someone like that at this particular business networking group’s event. And when they started asking her questions, she revealed that she had been […]