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My significant other (being a computer technician) often has lots to say about current technologies, the progress that has been made and potential directions for future developments. The telephone is one common theme in these discussions because it has progressed so much in the past few years. Personally I was late to the cell phone […]

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Given the significance computers play in our lives today it seems a shame to not spend time looking at the archival records that display its origins.  To think that the foundations of my sleek little laptop came from such colossal machines is mind boggling. I remember having a conversation with a women who had worked in data entry […]

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Microscopic Monotony

The daily grind, those activities that plague us with monotony, we have all felt it weighing us down as we are taxed by the sameness of it all. The routines we so easily fall into, that modern life often necessities we fall into. The world functions on ordered scripts and prefixed agendas. We slot ourselves […]

Coming Down the Chimney Tonight

As the tunes of wintry nights and romantic gift giving blare from every mall and radio station it is undeniable that the holiday season is here. Living in a country full of religious and ethnic diversity this season can mean many different things. But my version of this time of year is the mistletoe, fruit […]

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Smiling doctors, inoculated with infecting patients

With a soar arm and flu like symptoms I feel somewhat lucky for having survived my latest encounter with the field of medicine. With a trip to Egypt planned and my nagging rationalization that contracting an incurable blood disorder would somehow ruin the adventure I plunged deep into the world of a Travel Health Clinic. Offering […]

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