Wants and Needs Redux

I desperately need a new cell phone. But more on that a little further below. Nearly a year after blogging about my rejection of creeping self-consumerism, I am once again taking note of a tendency I have to parse what constitutes as being acceptable in how I spend money. I can literally feel my nose …

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Wants and Needs

I was required to return my government-issued iPad just prior to retiring.  In spite of an initial ambivalence when they gave it to me, I really enjoyed having a tablet, and I found many uses for it in during the two years it was in my possession.  I absolutely loved it sitting nearby when I watched old movies or TV shows -- quite …

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