Posts Tagged ‘computers’

Unplugged

August 9, 2011

It has been a while since I was blogging regularly.  I was teaching a summer course that required more of my time than the regular semester.  Then I was on vacation.  Hopefully, I will now return to regularly blogging.

For a good portion of my vacation I was offline.  We spent some time at my mother’s lakefront cabin, and she does not have the internet. The nearest available source was about five miles away and I was not up there to sit in a McDonald’s.

I found that I got along just fine without facebook, email, or checking craigslist.

After leaving the cabin, we spent some time visiting with my in-laws.  We spent some time playing golf, and bowling on Wii (sp?)  As we were playing, I couldn’t help thinking that I would rather do those thing in the real world rather than electronically.  Although, the fact that you don’t have to pay for each time that you play, does appeal to me.

Finally, I heard a message about stewardship.  Stewardship of all of the aspects of our lives, not just our money.  It got me to thinking about how much time is spent on-line and whether that is truly a good use of my time.

Perhaps, I should unplug more often.

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Sitting In the Corner

March 8, 2010

Do you remember the Dennis the Menace comic strip?  When he was being punished he would be placed in the corner on his little rocking chair with his teddy bear for what would seem to be an eternity. 

My family appears to enjoy being punished by sitting in the corner. 

That’s where the computer is located.

We have one computer with internet access and it has sat in the corner of our dining room for as long as we have had it. 

That corner has become a coveted location, possibly even more sought after than the comfy chair.  Facebook, email, online games, they all clamor for our attention, and for now there is only one way to access all of those goodies.

It is sitting in the corner.

The new place to be.

It’s not punishment anymore!