All posts by rgsmith

Thoughts?

I read something recently that has altered my thinking about technology and of about life. One article suggested that detaching ourselves from our technology gadgets and apps would connect us instead to our real selves because that is what we are looking for in the mesmeric fog of addiction to our devices. I had to think about that for a day or two. I agree we want to know who we are. So many of us believe that the connections to anyone and everywhere will…

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Memory Triggers

I haven’t been hiding, just contemplative. I listened to some music of the fifties and sixties the other day and it brought back many wonderful memories of hops, high school dances, summer jobs and puppy loves and fun times with friends. I tried to remember if my parents talked about the music they listened too in the late twenties and thirties. Performers like Guy Lombardo, Cab Calloway, The Mills Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby and the profound Ella Fitzgerald. I couldn’t recall, but I’m sure…

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Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence The images of devastation coming out of the Carolinas are powerful. Along with the flooded and crumbled homes and bodies, come the tears of the living. Sometimes they come in sobs, sometimes in wails of disbelief. The old cry for the loss of memories, hoping for the strength to start again. The very young cry not fully understanding what loss is they  just know something is wrong. There is worry from all, especially from the children whose bed and toys vanished in the…

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LIFE as ONE

I had the pleasure to kayak in a river near my home. It was an eight miles run as the crow flies, but probably about ten miles with the winds and bends of the river in a point to point paddle. It was peaceful, calm, mostly quiet and deeply spiritual. The weather was perfect, a zephyr or two here and there, but mostly sunny with a few puffy clouds festooning the blue dream of sky. In the serene glide of still water, I watched the…

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