Monday, August 16, 2010

Going Retro

Yesterday was a bit of a retro day at our house. We are - as it seems we all are - plugged in to the world at large via personal e-mail, work e-mail, text messages, cell phone and Facebook. And it seems that at a substantial part of every day is spent on-line, whether out of necessity or by our choice. It is neither good nor bad. It is simply part of life.

Not yesterday however. The Missus and I spent a very constructive Sunday doing quite a lot of things - both inside of the house and outside of it - that we had been meaning to do but had not gotten around to getting done. And we did all of it old school style.

Being connected is a wonderful thing. It affords me the opportunity on a daily basis to chat with my siblings who - like me - are busy with their own families, their own stuff, their own lives. But for the virtual connection we would have little opportunity to stay in regular contact with each other. The information superhighway sure shortens the distance between Point A and Point B.

Before we knew it yesterday, we were sitting down to dinner with Uncle Mike, Joe, Suz and Ryan. Everyone spent all day doing many things and then gathered around the table to discuss our respective days. For one day at least, everything old was new again.


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