At a time when we are trying to discern whether to laugh or cry as we gaze upon the political horizon, tensions of following the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series and the simple wear and tear that life brings, we have a much bigger problem. It is our fascination and addiction to electronic devices of one kind or another. The flickering flame of life of the family conversation has all but been extinguished with iEverythings.
Just as the great water demand has forced upon us, the best, purest and direct from the “spring” liquid gold, the blue screen glow on one’s face has become the hue of the times and it is not a particularly flattering one, I choose to add.
We are more consumed in tallying our Twitter followers and friend requests on Facebook, (and in fairness to not omit the dozen or so names that I should insert here, but won’t… so I stop where I did. This is an interactive monologue where you enter your own favorite social stomping grounds) than we are about composing a series of words into a sentence… and then a paragraph. By some sense of inertia, we develop a story that has a beginning… a middle… and an end. Is that such an unrealistic wish? Step away from your device just long enough to please give me some hope.