Inga

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  • Let Inga Tell You: It's a question of balance

    Let Inga Tell You: It's a question of balance

    LET INGA TELL YOU: It's a topic I've written about before, but "smart" appliances have totally run amok. Some months ago, I wrote about a friend's dryer that had an auto "wrinkle control" feature that fluffed up dried clothes every 30 seconds until the door was opened. The friends went on a trip...

  • Let Inga Tell You: The joy of granddaughters

    Let Inga Tell You: The joy of granddaughters

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I wrote last week about finding the ideal Christmas gift for Olof: a slide rule. I'd like to report that it is being lovingly slid on a daily basis. Who knew there were so many reasons to calculate a logarithm? But this Christmas was special for another milestone: For the first...

  • Let Inga Tell You: A slide rule finds its forever home

    Let Inga Tell You: A slide rule finds its forever home

    LET INGA TELL YOU: It becomes harder and harder to find really special gifts for Olof at Christmas, especially when he has everything he wants, buys it himself if he doesn't, and we're always trying to downsize. But this year I hit the jackpot: a slide rule. Let me be clear that there aren't that...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Let St. Joseph sell your home for you

    Let Inga Tell You: Let St. Joseph sell your home for you

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Looking for an appropriately warm fuzzy holiday topic for my column, it occurred to me that nothing says fuzzy like saints selling real estate. As anyone who lives in La Jolla knows, the real estate inventory in the million-plus range can be a little slow at times. And since...

  • Let Inga Tell You: The ghosts of Christmas trees past

    Let Inga Tell You: The ghosts of Christmas trees past

    LET INGA TELL YOU: A few days ago I went to buy my Christmas tree and couldn't help but reflect on the ghosts of Christmas trees past. My first husband always insisted we get a small live tree which we would then plant in the yard in what he considered a charming post-Christmas tradition. Folks:...

  • Let Inga Tell You: The Abridged Olof

    Let Inga Tell You: The Abridged Olof

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I may be the alleged writer in the family, but many people don't know that the real talent in the family is Olof. Despite being a nuclear-physics-trained engineer, Olof has always been a fabulous letter-writer. It was, in fact, how we kept in touch for 23 years from the time...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Brick-and-mortar no more?

    Let Inga Tell You: Brick-and-mortar no more?

    LET INGA TELL YOU: My grandchildren will never know what it was like for airline travel to be fun. And that genuinely causes me pain. But what worries me even more is that they might be the last generation to know the enormous sensual pleasures of a brick-and-mortar store. The sensuality of shopping...

  • Let Inga Tell You: My criminal past

    Let Inga Tell You: My criminal past

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I recently ran a column on the subject of teenage vandals on Halloween. What I didn't mention — and I confess it's been haunting me a bit — is that I have a brief history of teenager criminal behavior myself. I think it would be classified as Grand Theft Fruit and I'm not entirely...

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