The Thrill of No Technology

I just got back from one night at the family beach house over on the Oregon Coast. The decision was made about 30 years ago that the house wouldn’t have a telephone, and even today most cell phones don’t work there. As a result, I normally don’t bother to take a phone or laptop. Instead, I indulge in books or newsletters I’m behind on, normally on non-technology subjects like sailing or bicycling. This trip was no exception– I started studying for my next sailing certification (bareboat) and found myself relaxing in a wonderfully connection-free environment. Such retreats may save many of us as we become increasingly interconnected.

But now, I’m back at work, supporting the Upper School open house. A couple more hours, and I can bicycle home for a restful evening.

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