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  • Greg Schwem: The clothes iron: Our tech-savvy world's most neglected device

    My room contained everything one would expect in a five-star property: terrycloth robes emblazoned with the hotel's logo, slippers precisely placed at the foot of the bed and enough fluffy towels to dry all exposed body parts individually, if that's...
  • Shaq meets Gov. Jerry Brown, hoists first lady overhead

    The newest partial owner of the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O’Neal, met with Gov. Jerry Brown in the state Capitol on Monday, a meeting that ended with the former Lakers star hoisting the governor’s wife above his head. But more on that...
  • Greg Schwem: Candy Crush: One addict's journey

    The elevator door opened and out stepped a middle-aged man, a teenage girl and a boy no older than 10. None were related but all shared one trait: a smartphone held inches from their nasal cavities and brows knit in extreme concentration. Had I been...
  • Greg Schwem: Parents: Have your kids had the Photo Talk?

    Recent news events have made it necessary for me to have yet another Big Talk with my daughters. Both have had the Sex Talk (my wife thankfully handled that one) and the Stranger Danger Talk (I took that one). But now that my 10-year-old is showing an...
  • Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'

    Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'
    Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
  • New Beatles books out

    New Beatles books out
    I was in seventh grade when I began poring over Beatles books. That was shortly after I’d gotten the “Red” and “Blue” double-record compilations and started methodically, obsessively buying album after album, hoping...
  • Greg Schwem: Thou shalt play nice when playing Words With Friends

    I have recently begun playing Words With Friends, the online letter game that is addictive, infuriating and biblical, all at the same time. The latter is true because success in the game seems to be driven via Matthew 7:12: "Do to others as you would...
  • Seniors on the Go: Beware: Hotel gotchas

    Seniors on the Go: Beware: Hotel gotchas
    Booking a hotel you haven't previously visited is always something of a gamble. Sure, "star" ratings and user reviews can reduce your risk, but despite your best efforts, hotels have a way of coming up with nasty surprises. Resort fees. This mandatory...
  • Greg Schwem: The Wife: A true musical oddity

    I heard the lyrics as I prepared steaks on the grill one warm Saturday evening. They were coming from the Adult Alternative music channel that I'm forced to pay for each month as part of my cable package. For the record, I'm also paying for Metal,...
  • When the weather outside is frightful, your closet can still be delightful

    Comfort and style don't typically go well together, so you can imagine my surprise upon discovering that "cozy chic" is in this winter. The first couple of times I ran across this trend, I was utterly baffled. Most of the blame, I think, goes to the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Want to be a travel writer?

    Seniors on the Go: Want to be a travel writer?
    Every so often I get an email from someone wanting to be a travel writer. The good news is that you can be -- as long as you don't need to get paid and don't need a byline. Wikitravel (wikitravel.org/en) has recently divorced from its previous owner and...