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On technology, busyness and God's backyard

On technology, busyness and God's backyard

"Simplify, simplify, simplify! " Thoreau said at Walden Pond. I'm trying. I was cleaning our church bathroom recently and, as I bent over, my flip phone fell out of my shirt pocket, into the waters (if you know what I mean). Yes, I still have the "antique." Years ago my mom gave it to me, a reluctant recipient, my first cell phone. My immediate reaction to the phone-bowl plunge: Oh no, I now have to upgrade and get a smartphone. Translation: more communication complexity, possible email and Internet attachment, and more monthly costs. Thankfully with some tape, I and a faithful parishioner (no Luddite, as he's an IT guy) fixed the phone. I'm...

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