Sunday, January 18, 2015

Diplomatic Relations

One of the first changes to come about as the result of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba is that the cost of making phone calls to Cuba has collapsed.  It used to be that AT&T routed the calls through Canada and it cost $23 a minute.  So calling grandma didn't happen very often.  But now ads are following me about the Internet, offering calls for 59 cents a minute.  I don't know anyone in Cuba, but for those of you who haven't talked to grandma in awhile, just google "calling cuba" and you'll find a bunch of options.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope that my three regular readers had a good holiday season--eating, drinking, hanging out with people you wanted to hang out with, and the like.  And while we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the light, I don't require that anyone else celebrate that, and allow everyone to do their own thing.  I'm an old hippie, after all.

My resolution for the blog this year is to write on a regular basis, and to write more organized and substantive posts.  I've been really lazy and it's time to either clean up my act or retire the blog.