Emergency Update!

This is the reason that I’ve failed to post in almost a week:

874018454_dd867a3a3b

Yes, the Apple Screen of Death.

And lo, I am without a laptop.

I’m not anti-technology. Obviously. I have a blog. I’ve written about this before, when I made the decision to get an iPhone, and when I introduced the concept of Rurality through Neil Postman’s book “Amusing Ourselves to Death.” Rurality has a way of checking my life when I get too stressed, too focused, too urban.

So of course the past week has been unusually warm and sunny, and of course a friend of mine lost her cell phone at the same moment that my laptop broke. This friend and I, we’ve have been remembering how to (gasp!) plan ahead when we’re going to see each other. More importantly, we’ve had to be accountable for those plans. No last-minute ditching– that’s an urban thing. That’s an immature thing. Rural living emphasizes accountability: you have to devote energy and time to your friendships with other people. A girl can’t facebook her way through life.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Art adventures, literary hangovers, rural politics and other songs worth sharing.

Flickr Photos

More Photos

Recent Tweets

  • RT @rgay: There are clearly no circumstances under which black lives matter in the justice system. Each acquittal makes this clear. #Philan1 week ago
  • I use brackets a *lot* in early drafts. Also m-dashes, semicolons, and meta rants in the margins. 1 week ago
  • RT @nytimesbooks: Tracy K. Smith, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is the new Poet Laureate, the Library of Congress announced https://t.co/D9… 1 week ago
  • I am making a cute art today and I can't show anyone because it's a prezzie 💗🖌 1 week ago

%d bloggers like this: