Day: July 2, 2017

The Digital Thing


The digital world. This picture probably makes it look worse than it is. Like just about everything, there are two sides to every coin. I was going to talk about that. Instead I’m just going to talk about the good side. Imagine a world where you can think of a song, search for it, and play it. Imagine too, a world where you can look up the lyrics and share them. And, that all of that takes about 10 seconds. That world’s here. And, so is my neighbor’s brand new baby daughter. Imagine that. A brand new person. Less than 30 hours old. That’s something. As I get older the miracle of birth amazes me more and more. And, with that, I give you Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.” He wrote it in 1973, upon the birth of his son. Jakob… who is a well-regarded musician in his own right. And, who is 44 years old. Imagine that. It seems lately that I’ve been thinking about the passing of time. Time used well. Time wasted. And, …