When I'm driving in my car, I can think of a million topics for blogging. I sort and edit and drill down to the meat of the subjects. When I'm confronted with a big white screen and a row of tools, all my pithy remarks go poof.
Lately I've been pondering how much I did like how things were done in the past. I don't want to do away with computers and smart phones and beautiful HDTV, but I miss the human touch of "the olden days." I liked dialing "O" for operator and getting a human - not a phone tree. I liked calling my local newspaper and the person answering had my accent and was located in my town; not the Philippines. There was better connection with local human interaction, instead of computers and far away helpers. There is something nice about being able to say "did it rain at your house" as a conversation starter and know that the person on the other end lives, just like you, in an area that just had thunderstorms roll through after months of drought.
The local human touch seems to have gone poof.