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As a member of a generation that knew no computers or personal devices, I think I have adjusted fairly well to the electronic marvels that people take for granted today. Good food restaurants near me But there is one convenience that I cannot embrace. Top fast food restaurants I still depend upon a paper calendar to plan my days.

My wife has urged me to get with the modern program. Fast food restaurants list She has adopted technology so enthusiastically that her iPhone beeps messages at all hours, so marriage with her is like being the spouse of R2-D2 from “Star Wars.” (That reminds me: I must make a notation on my calendar to bury her phone in a bucket of sand so I can get some sleep.)

I simply like paper. American fast food restaurants I like paper books (no Kindle for me), paper calendars (no Google reminders), newspapers (no wrapping fish in a computer) and toilet paper (definitely no bidets).

My view is that paper is where trees go to be immortal when great words are written down to last. Restaurants fast food So I was heartened by a recent story in the Business Day section of The New York Times titled “Mark It Down: Paper Calendars Endure in Digital Age.”

The Times story reported that paper calendars have not only survived, but sales of some kinds have increased. Food restaurants near me open now Sadly, the ones that have declined include the one I like the most: desk pads. Healthy fast food restaurants I favor the old-fashioned ones that have a daily quotation.

Now, if you take inspiration from a good quotation, as I do, you can certainly find websites specializing in quotations. All fast food restaurants But reading quotations on the internet is like eating Chinese food with a knife and fork – it’s just not as tasty.

Besides, you have to make a special effort to get your daily quotation fix on the internet. Local food restaurants near me An educational desk pad gives you a fresh quotation with every new day. Good fast food restaurants I miss that and I can’t find a fitting replacement.

All is not lost, because I still have a traditional, large paper calendar. Food for restaurants My 2017 calendar has no quotations but it does feature big spaces for notes, such as doctor and dentist appointments and iPhone burials. Popular fast food restaurants It came from a hardware store and has watercolor pictures of trains, mostly steam.

The Times story about paper calendars revived an old dream: To have a quotation of mine printed on a desk pad calendar. Top ten fast food restaurants There’s not much to look forward to in the column-writing game – crickets chirping to break the silence when there’s not volleys of abuse – but it would be great to be on a calendar. Best food restaurants I would join the trees in immortality.

Calendar citation is almost a higher honor than having a reader stick the column on a fridge door. Local food restaurants If my mother were still alive, she’d look at the calendar with my name and pithy saying and glow with pride. Top 5 fast food restaurants “Look,” she’d say to the neighbors, “A date that will live in incredibility.”

If anybody is out there in the desktop calendar publishing world looking for a few bon mots, while public demand still exists, I would recommend myself, in the absence of anybody else stepping forward. Food and restaurants near me Here’s a sample – old and new – of what I can offer:

Liberals are people who believe you can have most any kind of sex but can’t have a cigarette afterward.

Conservatives are people who don’t believe you can have any kind of sex but have no problem if you want to light up before not doing it.

Bias is something other people have when they don’t agree with you.

The meek shall inherit the Earth but they won’t be the favorites in the Super Bowl.

The road to hell may be paved with good intentions but the highway to hell is always paved with bad intentions.

Politics and alcohol taken to excess bring on similar mental derangement but at least bottles of alcohol come with warning labels.

“Americans” is another word for liberals and “Americans” is another word for conservatives – something to remember in highly partisan times.

Give a man a fish, he has a meal for a day. Restaurants food near me Teach a man how to fish and he may curse his luck forever.

Wait! I am repeating myself, but I have lots more sayings, honestly. Restaurants near me fast food OK, I’ll settle for mention in a fortune cookie. Find fast food restaurants So papers purveyors, feel free to call me. Best food restaurants near me If you call my wife by mistake, no worries, I’ll answer the bucket of sand.

Reg Henry is a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist. New fast food restaurants Readers may email him at rhenry@post-gazette.com.

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