Memo to ET: Don’t phone home

Friends and associates often ask why I often don’t answer my wireless phone. I have several rules about answering my iPhone when somebody calls. Normally, I don’t answer: If I’m eating at a public restaurant with someone; If I’m driving; If I’m on my motorcycle; If I’m covering a public meeting for a newspaper (like […]

Stop texting! Try talking to someone

A young woman texting on her smartphone while pushing a grocery cart in the aisle of Floyd’s Food Lion t-boned my cart the other day. She didn’t stop, say “sorry” or even acknowledge her actions.  Too busy texting with someone. Not surprising.  A study by says many young people seldom have their smartphones out […]