Peter and Casey are in New Zealand. They are living one day ahead of me and they are also living in late winter going into spring, seeing different stars than i can see. We are at least on the same planet.
Peter discovered upon arrival that his cell phone wouldn’t work. He found out that New Zealand dropped the CDMA coverage and switched to 3G only. His Ipad works. He loves his simple, voice-calls-only phone. He is going to need to get another phone before his next trip to NZ. He has been totally resisting the smart phone purchase. I used to want a smart phone, because i thought it was a cool gadget. But, i have changed my mind, and realize i can live without it.
I, like many people, have been buying too many things that i don’t need in my life. Some things, i don’t use, or i am using unwisely, or depend on too much. It’s in my lifetime that people once lived a life without computers or television. Over all, these things haven’t made life on earth any better. Mainly because they are used in a way, in households, that is adding to physical, and mental, and social deterioration of the people in the house, and especially of the children. Parents have given their parenting over to TV programs, commercials, the World Wide Web, and other electronic gadgets.
Eh…that’s enough talk about this.