Random thought I had the other day: I can’t remember the last time I used a broom. No, it’s not that our floors are dirty, but since the magic of Swiffers have entered our lives — not to mention our fabulous Miele vacuum cleaner, we don’t need to sweep anymore. If something spills — like coffee grounds or broken glass — we run for the vacuum. Sure, we keep a handbroom and dustpan handy, but don’t use them often. So what do you think: Are brooms dead? Or do you still sweep your floors? — Angela M.