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Renner: iPadders

February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Who are these people and what are they doing? These are my parents, Marie and Ted Renner.
They are playing on their iPad. They belong to a new generation of iPadders. (Parents Are Defining Different Entertainment Rules.)
In October, my mom announce…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Stupid Smartphones: iPhone, uDumb

October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I really want to get a smartphone, but I have this intense fear that I am too dumb for one. I have already imagined this encounter with the salesperson many times. Continue Reading

Renner: Stupid Smartphones — Cameras, cards and cellphones, oh my!

October 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

One week, when I was submitting a post to my blog, I wanted to include a picture. Even though my phone is not a smart one, it can take pictures. Continue Reading

Renner: Barkin’ in the Bakken

September 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

There are so many issues of living in a boomtown other than the obvious. I feel obligated to inform the general public of these little annoyances. Continue Reading

Renner: Life is a Trip Part III – PT 101

September 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Since I have never had a broken bone before or any surgery requiring rehab — yet — I never had the physical therapy experience. Eventually, I got to the point where the broken fifth metatarsal bone in my foot needed physical therapy. I remember distinctly that appointment with my doctor and the three things he told me: Continue Reading

Renner: Life is a Trip Part II – In the crutches of fear

September 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A person would think I would have come up with any number of hilarious stories for when everyone asked how I actually broke my foot. Continue Reading

Life is a Trip Part I: Don’t be alarmed

September 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I cannot tell you how glad I am it is this year and not last year. On July 1, 2012, I stepped on my alarm clock. Continue Reading