The throw-away concept may be seeping into our heads a little too much. My daughter recently used a disposable camera for snapping some photos of fellow cast members in our local ballet company's performance of the Nutcracker. I asked her about the camera recently and she said with a sad expression, "It said disposable, so I threw it away. What was I thinking?!?" We all, including my daughter, laughed about it. I was glad she wasn't lamenting the loss of the two dozen or so photos she had snapped. But it did generate an interesting discussion about all the disposable stuff in our world. It would seem we are all so short on time that we need to throw as much stuff away as possible in order to save the the time we'd take to reload, repaint, recondition, or upgrade it, since those actions are so costly in time and money. Of course, we spend money and time burying or recycling the stuff we've thrown away, more on studying the impact of those actions, and even more on initiatives, political campaigns, and congressional bills to do this or that to fix the problems we've created by saving so much time and money. The solution is, obviously, a camera phone. Who would ever throw one of those away, unless, of course, it is one of those disposable phones.