Friday, April 24, 2015


In this digital culture, much of our online networking is aimed at self-representation and self-exposure, and the use of the first personal pronouns services this preoccupation. In face-on conversation, one might certainly conclude that a person who speaks predominantly about himself or herself is in a personal silo of self-importance. Online social networks coerce subscribers/friends/partners to talk about themselves. The user-friendly web with all of its channels, endorses even inhibited people to exhibit, and private people to self-expose and deceptive people to appear authentic. Privacy and online social networks are mutually exclusive unless one is purely a voyeur and listener. If relationships are a key result area of your life, then you will determine to keep the cell phone in your purse or pocket when you are having conversation and a coffee with a friend; you will discipline yourself to refrain from too much self congratulatory Facebook entries; you will purposely and sincerely ask others how they are and what is happening in their lives before you volunteer your current stories.

Monday, April 6, 2015


At Jayden’s art lesson today, he spotted a bag of chips under the art table. He asked “Grandpa, why are the chips there?” I said, “I’m hiding them.” With a smirk on his face he asked, "From whom?” ” I told him, “I’m hiding them from Grandma.” Now a big smile appeared on his face. “Why are you hiding them from her.” I said, “She doesn’t want me to have them.” He continued, “why doesn’t she want you to have them?” “She wants me to lose weight.” Now he wanted to laugh but he kept it in, and tucked it away as a future anecdote about G&G when he used to come over for art lessons.