We interrupt this Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Program for some official business.
Because I'm all about business.
(Especially the kind Lewis and Clark documented on their expedition......)
It's no secret that I deplore Facebook. I use it because I must. Therefore, I am diligent in trying to understand how Facebook works. As a result, I deleted the Facebook mobile app from my iPhone more than a year ago.
If you are still using the Facebook mobile app on your smartphone or other mobile device, you really, REALLY need to read this article by Nick Russo. Drop EVERYTHING you're doing and READ IT.
Do you like to get the old fashioned, luddite version of mail?
Fossil-fuel burning. Ink and paper. Lick and stick.
I confess to ardent worship of the antiquated practice of letter writing. It's one reason I send handwritten postcards to numerous children on every trip. Why I mailed over 100 letters in advance of the release of my novel. Why the proprietress of the local stationery shop turns cartwheels every time I darken the door.
Lately, though, I've been thinking about letter writing for another reason.
I'm sick of being online.
It's Memorial Day in the United States. A day to remember those brave men and women who gave their lives so that all Americans can be free. They died, in part, to ensure our Constitutionally-guaranteed right to free speech.
I thank them.
Even while our Federal Communications Commission (AKA Bought-and-Paid-For Stooges of big corporations) takes a big ole dump on their memory.
Yes. I know that title's taken. But, the ever-changing landscape of social media ALWAYS makes me feel like a dummy.......AND I KEEP UP WITH IT. I can't imagine what it must be like for people who don't, yet still rely on it for everything. I was at an event yesterday morning, and I asked a Facebook connection a question, and her first response was, "Didn't you see what I posted on Facebook?"