Celebrate this Week : March 25, 2017.
Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 25.
Today, I celebrate technology in communications that
- Spans miles, putting two people who are in two different places into the same space
- Blends time zones, making now the time, anytime for everyone
It is how I live, reflected by this journal entry I wrote a couple years ago.
Alone, but not alone!
I am . . .
Talking with my husband who’s in Oregon.
Texting with my son who’s wide awake at 3 AM in a hotel in Bulgaria.
Reading a work contract that was scanned and emailed to me this afternoon.
Looking at pictures just posted of my grandkids who are in Ecuador and Oregon.
Catching up on “friend news” via Facebook (just reconnect with some HS and college friends).
All this while I sit alone at a table, enjoying a plate of enchiladas at Carlos & Mickey’s in El Paso.
What a time to live!!
Who would have dreamed of this when I was young, when I stood beside the pay phone in my college dorm hallway at 7 AM each Saturday waiting for my weekly call from my fiancé who was in the Navy. And now, I cannot imagine returning to the snail mail and land lines for our only connections.
You really must come on over and celebrate at Discover Play Build with Ruth Ayres and others who have linked in to share their celebrations this week.
Thank you, Ruth, for hosting a place for us to celebrate with you! #Celebratelu
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for hosting
2017 Slice of Life Story Challenge
Alice, I like this format, Alone but not alone!, realizing that we technology has allowed us to connect in ways never imagined. I am glad that I connected with you.
Thank you, Carol, and I am glad I connected with you!
Alice, it is hard to imagine life before we could stay so connected with family and friends spread across the world. I wonder how we will be communicating 10 years from now? Are you still in El Paso? I enjoyed your celebration!
Thank you, JoAnne. I was in El Paso on a business trip when I jotted those lines in my journal. Funny you ask because I have a trip to El Paso the end of this week for a one-day workshop.
The advances in communication have made staying in touch so much easier. I loved the way you connected to each person and felt their presence even though you were miles apart. That’s one thing I love about this challenge, so many from around the globe can join in.
It’s what I like too! 🙂
It would seem impossible to not live a connected life. I like the way you listed these tech uses and of course what seems most important is that the majority are ways you connect with others.
I do like the potential of human connectivity we have today even though there are risks.
Love the connections, too, and reading yours. I would never have met you and many others I’m grateful for without technology. I remember having to ask the operator to call a grandmother that lived about 40 miles away and tell her I was coming to visit! In the country, she had no direct connections at that time. Thanks, Alice.
So true, Linda. I remember those “old phone days.” Where I lived, no one had a “private line.”
It is amazing how far we have come. I think of so many things that were science fiction when I was a kid that are now realities.
Isn’t that the truth. And our tin cans connected by a rope have come a long way. 🙂
I am such a tech lover. So easy to keep up with so many people. In the olden days I made promises to write letters but I never did… ahhh devices… LOVE THEM!!!!
Sounds like me! 🙂
Your title grabbed my attention. Connected world. Wishing you a lovely weekend at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning from Estonia.
And nearly 5 hours later, at 6 AM on Saturday, in Oregon, USA, I wish you a lovely Saturday evening.
I still love snail mail, but you are so right about how technology has changed our lives so much. I teach an elective class to high school students all over the world using video conferencing. It’s wonderful!
Oh yes, snail mail is to be treasured! What elective do you teach? Sounds like a teacher-dream!
Oh, Alice, I love the connections we have today too. I always tell my kids about calling long distance and trying not to talk too long since the monthly phone bill was a monthly concern. I love being connected with my grandsons via FaceTime (and no need to worry about a minute by minute charge).
FaceTime is so great! I remember setting the timer for 3 minutes. And I remember the operator breaking in on the pay phone when the amount of time you’d put coins in for was almost used up. She’d give you the option to put more coins in or disconnect.