rmoods Archive

The Teddy Bear Time Machine

I was stuffing the toys back into the toy closet after a visit from grandchildren when I suddenly became aware that I was being watched. Peering at me from the back of the closet was a teddy bear – a little bit frayed and ...Read More

When You Buy a Gift Online for a Friend

ME: My friends are getting married and I want to buy them something nice that they want. I see on their registry list that they want an Instant Pot. I have NO interest in Instant Pots – zero, zilch, zip. I just want to ...Read More

Spice Things Up with No-Carb or Low-Carb Sauces

The smaller your room is, the more you try to make it seem bigger. I’m speaking metaphorically, of course. Not everyone always feels, as Pharrell Williams claims to in his hit song, “like a room without a roof.” Our life situations can, at times, ...Read More

The Irony of Autocorrect

Please get your right hand ready, and indulge me in a little “show of hands” survey. All right. Show of hands. How many of you have a cell phone? That’s all of you. When you are messaging or posting, how many of you have ...Read More

We Can Defeat Racism and Bigotry

Well here it is again. That feeling of hopeless helplessness that washes over me when the news of a world-impacting event characterized by conflict, division, injustice, loss of life, or suffering begins to settle into my consciousness. I know I cannot do anything about ...Read More

Make Your Windows 10 Look and Act Like Windows 7

(Well, mostly…) I still run into people who are unhappy with Windows 10. They LOVED Windows 7, hated Windows 8 (those who used it), and don’t find Windows 10 a satisfactory “step forward.” I had a client this week who fits that description. She ...Read More

The Fact that You Know It Doesn’t Make It True

Life Lessons from the Front Porch What does it mean to “know” something? Great thinkers and philosophers have been debating this from time immemorial. There is even a branch of study devoted to this. It is called epistemology. The study of how it is ...Read More