Out and about on a Family Day holiday

There was a time, after the first kid came almost 15 years ago, when I would have been willing and ready to move out into the country.

Get some property. A proper garden. Peace and quiet. A place to let the kids roam free…a pool…drive a truck.

For various reasons this didn’t happen.

Today, he’s ready, but I no longer am. There are many, many reasons I won’t bore you with.

But I digress.

What I actually wanted to talk about was trucks.

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GenXers, digital technology and the authenticity of blogging friendships

I am interrupting my vacation memories reporting to bring you some other thoughts percolating through my head. 🙂

There are people in my life who consider internet friends not real.

Most ‘real’ people in my life consider all things social media ‘fake’. Essentially, they consider a person I ‘met’ through a blog or social media as ‘not a real friend’ and thereby ‘fake’.

As if meeting in physical life is a prerequisite to authentic friendship.

I am not one of those people.

Are you?

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The power ballad that entered my head

I think many of you know I’m a GenXer. I was influenced by 80s music and all that. I listen to radio stations in the car that play 80s music, and I have a list in my Spotify account with mostly 80s music.

Just the other day, a song popped up that hasn’t been played in forever. I forgot about this song even though it was played a million times when I was in school.

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