I liked the way it made my teeth and gums feel; it was like a little massage in your mouth. My mouth felt clean and fresh and as a 13 year-old, seeing the ejected food particles spattered all over the bathroom mirror was oddly satisfying.
Sitting on my desk in my office in the University of Rochester Chapel is a fine example of early 20th Century Technology. The Bates Stapling Machine, Model B. Before the invention of those preformed stacks of staples that you load as a single unit into the modern stapler, the Bates Model B. made its own staples from spool of brass wire that attached to the back like a roll of toilet paper attaches to the wall.
“…You’d be impressed
to see me digging a grave, how deep, square
perfect I make it. A human body is going there.
When it’s my turn, somebody just like me
will ready the earth where I’ll be lowered…”