It’s April 2nd, so an update on my digital detox is due. Firstly, the burner didn’t work out. I found that I text with family enough that the T9 keyboard drove me nuts. I also use MMS messages for backup dispatching at work, and the flip phone simply didn’t handle this well. Then there wasContinue reading “Detox update”
So there I was with no functional cell phone and Mrs. Mack505 due at the airport in an hour. I was ANGRY, and a bit afraid. I was about to fail at a simple promise to my wife. Simplicity had suddenly turned ridiculously complex. A brief pause is worthy here. In the days before UberContinue reading “The airport”
I awoke yesterday morning with a brainstorm. Somewhere in a drawer I had a very lightly used circa-2012 LG phone. It’s a cute little handset, approximately 2.5″ by 1″ with a sliding keyboard and no smart features. We bought it for Beth at a very young age to have on vacation in case we becameContinue reading “Upping the ante”
I have a small confession to make. I’ve been lazy in my writing. Yesterday’s digital detox has actually been ongoing for at least a week. Here are a few observations. I’ve found that I don’t miss Facebook at all. There was much more drama there than I had realized. If something important happens with myContinue reading “The Twitch”
It was probably inevitable. I’ve been struggling with ‘things’ and minimalism for a while. I’ve largely concluded that I could survive with many fewer possessions but will never fit in a Tiny House. That’s OK. I’ve railed against the media machine before. (Parts of that post are outdated, but the sentiment remains.) I’ve lamented drivers’ useContinue reading “Detoxing”
In the middle of Story Land stands a small wayside chapel. Modern renovations to the park have largely bypassed it, and I suspect many casual visitors never realize it exists. Although I do not consider myself religious, I fondly remember the chapel from my childhood. It was always a quiet serene place in the midstContinue reading “Chapel”
Flame points Eyes of blue That one crooked ear Character. A long life unknown Desperation A new beginning Shoulders. Too soon Too soon Too soon Rest easy sweet boy. You had a loving home at the end.
It’s winter, and the house is dry. It’s becoming impossible to pet the cats without shocking them. They are not impressed. I have a machine to deal with this problem. It uses fans, electricity, and noise to add moisture back into the air. It requires constant attention and daily refills. I also have a machineContinue reading “KISS principle”
I’m catching up with my film backlog. From earlier this year, a stroll around Pawtuckaway with Beth & Cricket.
Restless & frustrated tonight. I spent the day at the farm trying to make the plow truck serviceable without success. Just as I arrived home, something broke in the rear suspension of the Volvo. It’s still drivable but sounds awful. I’ve spent the evening trying to get the den/camera room under control. I’ve ended upContinue reading “Spinning wheels”