Hello, Pinterest!

In the old days, newspapers printed occasional recipes that might be cut out and saved, likely taped to an index card and filed away in a tiny box. Then the Internet came along, and recipes could be found online. Maybe you printed them out, or stored them in your Netscape bookmarks. Remember Netscape? And then…

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Hello, Shazam!

There we were, David and I, working the Saturday night coat check for the Big Apple Ranch country western dance. We volunteered our service and the fee and tips we received were donated to Queer Urban Orchestra (QUO.) Quo is still in its growing stage, and it needs all the funds it can get. No…

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Hello, Spotify!

Streaming music services are very convenient to search and save favorite songs. I was previously using Pandora, but was dissatisfied with it. While one may enter a few songs (create a station) to activate the algorithms to discover similar songs, one can not save these new discoveries and return to them. Enter Spotify! This service…

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Hello, Postcrossing!

My friend Patti recommended this postcard-sharing website to me earlier this month. It’s a 21st century update on the pen-pal concept. You can send postcards to random strangers across the globe. When a postcard is received, the unique identifying code must be registered to let the sender know it has been received. Patti is already…

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