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 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 22, 2020

Eggs

While milk is advertised to be “nature’s most nearly perfect food,” humans are the only animals that drink it after they are grown and dietitians claim it isn’t as great a source of calcium as...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 15, 2020

Virtual spying

“Oklahoma City University virtual graduation hacked with racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic terms.” Known for diversity and inclusion, the university was quick to disconnect but the damage to a...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 8, 2020

Information, knowledge, wisdom: related, but not all the same

An article in The American Legion Magazine states that human knowledge doubled every 100 years before the 20th Century; now, it is doubling every 13 months. According to Dan Coats, as director of...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    May 1, 2020

Smart cities

An article in Fortune Magazine is titled “The City That Sees All.” Shenzen, North China, is such a place. Based on a booming economy thanks to several tech giants, innovation has gone rampant....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 24, 2020

CDK

Jerry Rice refers to his brother’s Chronic Kidney Disease in a commercial and the text of a CVS Pharmacy ad says, “Most adults who have CKD don’t even know it?” According to an article in...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 17, 2020

Trees

“I think that I shall never see a thing so lovely as a tree.” –Joyce Kilmer. Trees are lovely, and Alva has a lot of them. Thanks to the work of the Tree Board, we’ve received a Tree City Awar...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 10, 2020

Too dangerous to test

When you look at some of the “rat rods” at The Big Cruise and Car show, you wonder “was that too dangerous to even test?” An article in Popular Mechanics recalls the explosion of a small nucle...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    April 3, 2020

Organic vs non-organic

Now that the fuel prices have dropped, I’m treating my vehicles to premium. Will it increase mileage, performance or engine life? In some vehicles, yes, according to research by Road and Track...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 27, 2020

Paper

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things.” Julie Andrews sang...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 20, 2020

Sustainability

When we think of sustainability, we should think about organizations as well as the environment. Our society is constantly evolving and since we share this Earth for the foreseeable future, we must...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Sports    March 13, 2020

Clothes

"The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them" (Genesis 3:21 NIV). With that move, clothes became more than a covering; they became a fashion statement. Mark Twain said,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    March 6, 2020

A circular economy

Robert Kunzig in National Geographic says, “A circular economy aims to end trash by not producing it at all.” A noble thought, but how do you convince 7.7 billion Earth dwellers to comply? Of the...

 

Cell phones

Warren Buffett bought a smart phone. In spite of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s parent company, owning 129,357,106 shares of Apple, he continued to use a flip phone, even becoming adept at texting...

 

Time

James Wallman in Time magazine says, “Time is our most valuable resource” and even a “leisurely” walk is speeding up lest we run out of time. In business, time is money and if you don’t...

 

The world we leave them

I knew the world I left behind as a teenager; the world of baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, the American flag, waiting for the mail, catalog orders and summer vacation. I understand that much of that...

 

Accepting decline

An article in The Week Magazine states evidence that shows the decline in skills and professional achievement that accompany advancing age. Being aware of the very great possibility may help you plan...

 

Alliances

Winston Churchill said, “There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.” According to Legion Magazine, Churchill understood the benefits and burdens...

 

Loneliness

Loneliness: Such a sad word, and one that adds almost $7 billion a year to the cost of Medicare. According to AARP Magazine, symptoms include physical illness, depression and dementia. “Retirement...

 

Man and machine

“User friendly” is a term that can work wonders when man and machine cooperate. If not, it leads to creating cataclysms, according to Clay Chandler in Fortune Magazine. When a machine is...

 

Billionaires

According to Fortune magazine, 15 years ago the ultra-rich were admired by the American public. Headlines detailing their influence, abuse of power and agendas have weakened the opinion to the point...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 3, 2020

Annoyances

What annoys you? Some annoyances are specific, some are universal, but all are a distraction. Is there some scientific principal that applies? Joe Palca in National Geographic says, “Annoyance may...

 

Microbe madness

National Geographic Magazine asks, “Are our health and well-being really driven by the bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa that live in our bodies?” The only human microbe-free lives as a fetus...

 

Oklahoma gaming

An article in the Enid News & Eagle explains the current casino conflict between the state and the tribes. The compact is written to renew automatically Jan. 1, while the governor insists on...

 

Mustang

The Ford Mustang was conceived to appeal to women. Launched in April 1964, it was based on the Ford Falcon economy car chassis with the first-year sales targeted to reach 100,000. It sold 400,000 the...

 

Phone spoofing

Have you received a robo-call with the caller ID of someone you know? Doug Shadel in AARP Magazine explains how easy it is to spoof someone’s phone number. It was irritating enough to receive the...

 

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