Good Friday Morning!
Sorry for the radio silence this week, this one wasn’t intentional - and sets the tone for todays note as well. The reason I didn’t talk with y’all sooner was that I was locked out of my website - due to a new phone. In the world today, we have to have security on things, and so many of those things run through our phone - so here we are.
How does that relate to the note? I’m getting tired of our things “running us” vs us running things. I’m tired of if my phone is messed up, that can have a negative impact on my day, and i’ll spend time and mental energy trying to figure out why it makes the wrong noise, or isn’t tracking my bike ride correctly. If the cable tv or internet is down, we’re confused about what to do with that time. That’s backwards as all get out - and I’m as guilty as anyone. I’ve never made a memory on my phone. I’ve never looked back fondly on a good binge watching session.
Today’s image wasn’t made by a particularly good comment on a meme somewhere. We were there. We were doing it. Charles has a bike with lights on it - and he was riding in the dark. A little bit risky, maybe, but wow did it look cool - and boy, did we have fun hanging out and watching the stars wheel by. The experience was authentic, and didn’t need “two-factor authentication” to make it happen.
Hope folks have an authentic - present - weekend.