"But music was his life, it was not his livelihood, and it made him feel so happy and it made him feel so good. And he sang from his heart and he sang from his soul. He did not know how well he sang; it just made him whole." - Harry Chapin - chorus of "Mr. Tanner."

Friday, June 4, 2010

"Deactivate" is my new favorite word . . .

Let me review a few things . . . as I try to short something out.

I am a pretty OK person. The sort of guy who would take the time to meet with someone for a diet Dr. Pepper or unsweet ice tea, and spend time talking.

Funny thing about talking and listening. I do both much better when I can actually see the person I am talking with.

Then Facebook enters the picture. Lot's of my friends, and I, get Facebook accounts, so we can "keep us with each other." Seemed like a good idea when it was first presented to me.

But something changed. It seems the "talking and visiting" takes place, but now we use Facebook to do so . . . sort of a short-cut in my mind. The actual time spent "getting together," is happening less and less and less.

And Facebook wants to me to believe that "staying connected" the impersonal way they suggest is a "good idea?"

I don't think so.

Time to think about "deactivating" the ol' Facebook account.

God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>

Rick ><>