Although she has lived 80 years, my aunt, Roslyn Alexander, is anything but old. An actress for many years, she can still be seen on stage in Chicago frequently, doing 3 shows this year alone, and appearing over the last few years at prominent theaters such as Steppenwolf and Victory Gardens. So, her comments don't come from one who is just out of step with the times ...
This evening, the conversation turned to the avalanche of emails people face every day at their jobs. She said, "Just because we can connect, should we? I hear people on their cell phones ask, 'What did you do today? Nothing? Ok, I'll call you later.' Are we just afraid that if we're alone we might have to think? If we have a bad thought, are we afraid we can't face it? Or are we afraid we'll have no thought?"
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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