Isn’t Technology Wonderful?!

Here I sit, up on the side of the mountain. All quiet. Cedars, firs and maples whispering in the evening breeze. My friends call me “the Loon on the Hill” sometimes because I rarely go down to town. I prefer the company of my two Blue Heelers, chipmunks, squirrels, birds and the occasional bear, deer, coyote, wolf and cougar that wander through my yard. Seemingly a hermit but…

I’ve just had a great few hours talking with my grandson and one of his friends. I love my Isaac and treasure the time he gives me. I have adopted the friend who was with us this evening because he seems to be a son of my heart like Bobby, Kanaan, Ian, John, Hans and so many of my sons’ friends.

What does that all have to do with the theme of this article? Well, I’m tucked away in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. My grandson is at home on Kaua’i in Hawai’i. Rusty, the newly adopted son, is in Charlotte, SC. And we’ve just had a few hours of companionship that in the old days would have been impossible. Or when it was possible to do it by phone, would have cost an arm and a leg.

Here goes Ricochet Rabbit … a question occurs to me: If we can communicate so freely, why is there so much strife, war and misunderstanding in the world? Food for thought as I wander off to bed.

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