These are some pictures my mom took on Friday about 25-30 miles from our house (their house, I guess?):
Last weekend there was an article in the New York Times about the “secular sabbath,” which is one day a week where you don’t use modern technology. I’m thinking of doing that — choosing a weekend day on which I won’t turn on my computer, watch tv, listen to mp3s, etc., etc., etc. Sometimes I think I get a little addicted — I need to check the feed reader to see if any of the sites I subscribe to have posted anything new, check my e-mail incessantly, have music on all day. It would be nice to read an actual, physical copy of the Times once a week, to take a long walk without the distraction of someone’s music and lyrics. I think I’m going to do it in a sundown-to-sundown manner — either Friday night to Saturday night or Saturday night to Sunday night, every weekend. I won’t go as far as turning my phone off, though, because the cell phone is my only phone, and I think using my “sabbath” day to connect with friends is completely reasonable.
This week: Conference in San Diego. The schedule looks relatively light compared to the amount they usually pack in, so I’m looking forward to some good down time…