As we sat under the porch of the Blue Gate restaurant, there was nothing blue at all about the evening sky.   It was as ink splotched and torn as our hearts were light and joyful.

Why not?  Diana and I had just spent a day relaxing in Amish country—Shipshewana, Indiana.   We sampled 20 twenty kinds of cheeses, shopped at 20 different stores (well...maybe not quite that many), played with unusual musical instruments, de[...] 

Boombox Living in a Bluetooth World 
  • 1966. Philips created the “Radiorecorder”--better known as the boombox and Holland started to dance.
  • 1975.  Boom boxes were booming in the U.S.--big time.    
  • 1980.  The first personal computer was introduced.
  • 1983.  Cassette tapes outsold vinyl records for the first time...and boomboxes were as big as suitcases.
  • 1990.  Boomboxes lost serious ground to the Sony Walkman.
  • 1993. The[...] 
Offer I Could Not Refuse 

Recently, I bought a collection of Louis L'Amour western novels on Ebay. Some of them had special book club offers tucked inside.  Reading them is a time capsule in direct marketing.

A 1971 edition of The Broken Gun pitched a Zane Grey Library—three books for one dollar (plus a few cents shipping charges). 

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