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A Few Things I Miss… Thanks, Technology

Ah, the good ol’ days, when we could…

slam down the phone receiver, one-upping the fool on the other end of the line, enjoying the power of the action. Hitting ‘end’  offers no satisfaction.

wait for film to be developed. Opening the package, rifling through the photos and reliving the moments made sweeter, funnier, real. Instant sharing diminishes the ‘look back.’

follow a road map made by Rand McNally.

remember dates, facts, details instead of relying on ‘googling’ for the info.

open the mailbox and find handwitten notes, letters, invitations. Clicking ‘refresh’ doesn’t even deliver a breath of fresh air.

hear the clatter of keys and the decisive carriage return marking the writer’s progress.







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