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I’m Still Processing Bad News

Posted: 19th October 2017 by Robyn Jane in family
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I got a phone call from my daughter in Seattle this morning. This never fails to cheer me up, but today was different. Her sister—my other daughter—is getting married in April…and I am specifically uninvited. She and I have not had the best of relationships since her mother and I divorced when she was 16, […]

Why Do So Many Americans Hate Each Other?

Posted: 13th October 2017 by Robyn Jane in Balkanization, rants, Trump

That was the question on Facebook this morning. This was my answer. It’s fear, most likely. People don’t understand what’s happening in our country today and so they cling desperately to the idea that nothings wrong. When someone tries to point out what’s essentially cognitive dissonance, they lash out in fear. Our “modern” educational system, […]

I’ve Been Using My iPhone All Wrong

Posted: 29th September 2017 by Robyn Jane in iPhones, writing tools
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After nearly a year of owning an iPhone, I’ve finally learned what I’ve been doing wrong. I discovered this quite by accident when I was researching battery life for the device. I was surprised to learn that Apple recommends not closing an app when you’re finished using it. That’s because iOS has algorithms that minimize […]

1000 Words a Day

Posted: 26th September 2017 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, writing
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This morning on Medium I read a piece on the benefits of writing 1,000 words a day. Since I’m lucky to write every day at all, and most of the time only manage to hit 500 words,I decided I’d give it a try. My favorite takeaway from the article? This simple daily habit has literally […]

Why I Won’t Be Buying The iPhone X

Posted: 25th September 2017 by Robyn Jane in Apple, iPhones, writing tools
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Yes, it’s fancy. And yes, it’s beautiful. And yes, I love my iPhone 6S Plus. But I’m going to give the X (which Apple says to pronounce “10”) a miss. There are a couple of reasons. First, there’s the iPhone 8 Plus. In every way that’s relevant to me, it’s the same technology as the […]