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Monday, June 21, 2021
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  • Seizing this opportunity, I would like to celebrate and heap praise upon my right arm for being so good at what it does. A congratulatory handshake is in order, although I would need another right hand to properly execute that maneuver....
  • I sat down to write about non-fungible tokens, the new investment fad sweeping the very small world out there that understands NFTs. It is also consuming a large swath of people, mostly digital artists, who are willing to put ...
  • I haven’t interacted with many people in the last ten months as I have been trying not to distribute any viruses, and truth be told, not to acquire any as well. It seems to be working because ever since I’ve started washing my hands ...

  • Tom Sadowski: A 2020 Time Travelogue
    There is a photo making the rounds on the internet. It’s a scene from the 1985 movie “Back to the Future” where the eccentric professor, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is giving instructions on how to control the destination of the ...
  • Some years ago, I received an email from a reader who wanted to know how I got to write a column in a newspaper and how he might go about getting his own column. What he meant to say was, “Why would anyone give you ...”
  • My idea of exemplary government is not having to give a second thought about what’s going on in the power centers of the world while I mind my own business. I have things to do. Don’t we all have things to do without taking time ...
  • Last week I started a column which quickly degenerated into an essay detailing my recent accident where gravity and I had a little test of wills. Gravity won, of course, and falling off a deck, I put a nasty gash in the top of my noggin....
  • INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY IS OCTOBER 22ND! I DON’T SUPPOSE I HAVE TO USE AN EXCLAMATION POINT BEHIND THAT SENTENCE OR ANY SENTENCE WRITTEN IN ALL-CAPS AS ALL-CAPS ALREADY SCREAM ...
  • For a long time, I have wished for magical elves to appear at my home or construction project and tackle some of those gnarly carpentry jobs I have put on hold. Okay, plumbing, heating, drywall and even roofing would be nice but I’ve ...
  • Since the statute of limitations on socially improper behavior has expired, I suppose it is time to confess my heinous musical indiscretions. I hereby publicly apologize to “Sourdough Mike” McDonald who bestowed coveted ... 
  • More than once in these columns I’ve noted that we are still waiting for the jetpacks we were promised by almost all futurists in the 1950s. I’ve been polite and patient but now with travel restricted, I want to know, where is my ...
  • Some time ago, the only scrutiny of any writing I may have authored came from an English teacher with a red pen. It was limited to class assignments. I’m pretty sure I personally cost the school system a lot of red ink, which I am ...
  • I took my pants off the other day and after a good long look I realized, to my horror, that I’ve got chicken legs, you know: old-man legs. It was never like this. My legs were the pride of my rugged physique: muscular ...
  • I used to be a photographer. No, really. I had my own commercial studio and big corporate clients who would send over products to photograph and young models from modeling agencies to hold the products while the art director ...
  • Ah, the Endless Summer. The concept originated with a 1966 surfing documentary of the same name. Two surfers followed summer around the globe going from one hemisphere to the other while living a life of finding fun. Even for those ...
  • Since all of our small-town summer parades have been canceled due to the fun-sucking pandemic, I was delightfully surprised to see a truck, shimmering with parade-worthy flashing lights, slowly make its way past my house with a sign ...

  • People have asked me what my thoughts are on the Black Lives Matter movement. Living in Maine, the whitest of states, doesn’t tend to make me an authority on the plight of any minority. But I have lived in other places. I have traveled ...

  • Hearing was never an issue in my youth. Sure, we’d go swimming and then have problems with one ear but that would clear up overnight if not within the hour. Of course, the occasional firecracker volley in the bedroom would ring in the ...
  • Even with the world in social and political convulsions, I seem compelled to write about hammers. There is something that draws me to the most basic device that allows a person to unleash a force outside the realm of what ...
  • This all started when Adobe, the software company that makes Photoshop, created an opportunity to pay tribute to first responders by asking customers like me to submit artwork celebrating these people. Since my niece ...
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