A stone's throw from Opinionsville


Sooner or later, critical information about one’s Internet presence disperses. Yes! It does. When that happens, it is easy to surmise that it is time to give it all up and go outside to soak up some sun.


Right about then, something unexpected comes along and makes it apparent that there is still much more to do. Now that I disconnected my connections, I am ever so sorry, and I am scrambling to re-acquire my ersatz identity.


The big mistake in all this, is my having relied upon technology to keep my identity alive and well. And — well? — it failed, along with my paper and pencil address book, which got tossed when I backed up the digital files; then, lost that, too.
Do you know — no, you probably don’t know — that stores have stopped selling address books altogether? And diaries — real honest-to-goodness, book in hand diaries with great information printed inside.

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

I strongly suggest that you find something else to do before this happens to you.

2 thoughts on “Maintaining a Presence

  1. Chuck says:

    Thoughtful, insightful. Now where did I hide that sunshine…


  2. Just very luckily I never tossed any address books of mine.

    Once, I used to love writing letters to friends and personal Gods. I still do, but I have been severely challenged by technology. It was always these living monuments that generated my identity … not me, nor my online presence.

    I still have all my old diaries, and notebooks large and small. I often discover gems of writing of my own in them and never cease to be unduly impressed!

    A snail-mail letter is worth far more than 20,000 emails – that’s the conclusion I’ve come to.

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