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Tag: Slices of Life April Fool’s Day

Well, I’m thinking that no April Fool’s Day would be complete without first agreeing  with the Psalmist: The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” And then, including an admonishment from the Proverbs: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”  –13.20 April Fool’s Day has long been a day of silly tricks and pranks at our house — the one day a year that shenanigans can be played and everyone’s on the lookout for what they might find next. Early on we had to make some “house-rules” for this day so that no one would get hurt, waste food, break anything or cause anything to break.  You know, those unintended consequences of “fun.”  It’s almost always those unintended consequences that get us, don’t continue reading

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Tag: Slices of Life The Thing About Blogs

You know how you read that “lead in” sometimes?  The thing about _______ is_______.  Well, I’m seeing disclaimers or comments about bloggers and/or  blogging more and more frequently. So, I thought I’d write today a bit about blogging — or if I may be so bold, bloggers.  It seems that every blogger, now and then, writes a post about why they blog or why they’re not blogging — apologizing for not doing so and explaining how life’s gotten in the way. So, here’s mine.  I blogged for a number of years — pretty much every day or so, early on.  I, too, thought life got in the way of blogging when I wasn’t able to blog.  I apologized for it from time to time.  But last year, right about this time, a very sobering reality hit me over the head like a ton of rocks. The reality was that blogging continue reading

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Tag: Slices of Life Internet Addiction

Just like an extra hot grandé mocha… the addiction starts a sip at a time.  And you don’t even know it.  You don’t even realize the cost — just like that steaming cup of coffee — it’s so smooth, so gradual – so available, so everywhere, so chíc.  An isolated instance — not a big deal; not a great expense — not initially. Sometimes when I hear the rumble of the caffé steamer I think of the early days of the internet connection tone — choooooooooooo, clang, clang, clang, clang – chooooooooooooooooo, click: Welcome, You’ve Got Mail! Life’s going on – you think maybe everyone out there has a friend and you wish you had one, too.  Everyone out there is doing something great and you wish you were, too.  Everyone out there has people cheering them on, telling them the latest news, showing them the latest trends — everyone continue reading

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Tag: Slices of Life internet junkie

There have been times when I imagined that one day I’d be sitting in a circle waiting for my turn to introduce myself and then when the person beside me finished their introduction and small talk, they’d glance at me, signaling my turn, and then I’d say:  I don’t know why I’m here or how I got to this point, but here I am.   So, hello, I’m pamela and I’m an internet junkie. I used to say (and laugh about it) that one day there’s going to be a branch of medicine dedicated to the emotional problems, effects and disorders associated with computer abuse use and result of internet addiction.  I used to think it was isolation that would be a great problem — but now, that’s not what I think to be the great problem.  Now I think it’s distraction.  Distraction from what’s really going on.  Distraction from what’s continue reading

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