"I would say it depends on how you define portable. If you mean portable as in something ou actually carry around with you, then I like your suggestion of the 1911 and probably the cell phone just based on how it altered our world. The ball point pen…"
"My mother is a christian and for many years I could not puzzle-out what she found so engrossing by "fellowship". It took me many years to find her meaning...i.e.;to be part of something greater than myself."
"When people ask, as they sometimes do, if there was anything I would change with my life, I never say but the experience of physical ageing is something I would not mind arresting without resort to surgery or a punishing diet and exercise regime…"