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Head in the clouds

Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher

It used to be, if you said someone “had his head in the clouds,” you meant his mind was elsewhere; he wasn’t paying attention. Nowadays, when people speak of “the cloud,” they are talking about computers, websites, software and digital storage that are maintained elsewhere, but available for us to use through the Internet. This amalgam of cloud services has become the place where many of us store our personal information, family photos, financial and tax history, and more. Unfortunately, some of us have our heads in the clouds, too. Let me take a step back and explain what I mean.

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Not to be missed

Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher

Who will be the lucky winner of a 10-day vacation for two to China? One lucky attendee at the 2016 Beacon 50+Expos, that’s who! For the 17th year in a row, the Beacon Newspapers expects to attract thousands of area residents to its two free 50+Expos — annual events featuring great speakers, health screenings, informative resources, technology education, and entertainment geared to older adults and their families. This year’s events will take place at two locations this fall: on Sunday, Sept. 11, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Silver Spring Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring, Md., and on Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon to 4 p.m., at Springfield Town Center in Springfield, Va.

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