Posted in 80's, Things that make you say "hmm...", writing

Let’s Communicate Like Humans Again

Remember back in 1985 when we wanted to make a phone call?  If we were on the road we had to find one of these:

The phonebooth--a true relic
The phone booth–a true relic

Or we had to wait until we arrived home and used one of these:


Now so many of us are walking around like this:


Most of the time we’re not even talking.  We’re texting.  Or playing.  Or who knows what the hell else.

How did it come to this?  As humans we really don’t know how to communicate correctly any longer.  Walking around staring at a phone all the time not only can cause us to be distracted and bump into things, it makes us look rude and self-centered.  We no longer are interested in looking straight ahead when we walk, making eye contact with each other.  We’d rather hide behind our “smart” phones, continuing to text away to someone we’re probably going to be seeing in five minutes anyway.  If our phones were so “smart”, maybe they’d start teaching us how to be humans again, not puppets being controlled by electronic devices.






I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!

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