my other journal reader fessed up to his addition here (God help us all), and he commented about my recent delite of being online at an outdoor coffee shop in the Big Apple, wishing he could be there, munching and surfing along with me… I know down deep inside that the people who hear about (or see) my Ricochet modem say on the outside and to my face “geek”, but on the inside, they’re writhing and bubbling with jealousy, wishing they could have one too just now, tried to get an entry posted on eBay to sell an item (miniature Beijing Opera face makeup mockups), but their server is down or something.. and now I get a phone call, one of those computerized telemarketing deals, offering me free information about how to earn money at home doing who knows what.. maybe if you’ve got an idea on how I can monetize this .com web site right here right now, I can already do it!
here i was, a happy road warrior, in NYC for the day on a business meeting (coming up and back via train), and online with my wireless modem, checkin’ in with my online life.. chompin’ on a bagel and schmear, and large coffee, outside of breadsoul cafe, nice mild summer weather, outdoors, people all around, guys behind me talking about import business and travelling…..
and i stop by blogger to see the latest — the great service hosting this journal blog [and btw, i have a number of other blogs on this site: my annotated web, pomo spirituality lexicon, dialogue with ePastor, notes from DTS], and i was going to write a nice journal entry from up here, being inspired by the blogger news at the top of the day about americangods.com, but my wireless connection stops blinking orange, no more green, and it’s flash red [on the Ricochet wireless modem, orange means online, green means the signals available, and red means no signal/ no connect].. i was surfing and nicely for a good 5 mins or so, and then.. nada. so no live journal entry, no live from New York, it’s dj’s outdoor cafe journal entry.. it’s an archived entry that i’ll have to upload later after i find a place with a signal. I don’t know if the signal vanishes after 9:30am, or i hit some sorta quota at 900K bytes transferred.. or a truck drove by and interfered.. it’s supposed to be an unlimited wireless service.. well, if i ever find out, i’ll let you know right here, same blog time, same blog channel. (hey, i just recyc’d power on the modem, and i’ve got signal.. so i’m uploading it LIVE from NEW YORK!)
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after all the buzz about mid-life crisis for the past decade or so, there’s now a book out titled, “Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in your Twenties?.. life is hard for all ages, not just when you get to the supposed peak of your career; so this book explores the struggles of those in their 20s.. read an excerpt on msnbc, while it’s still available..
Tom Parsons’ got some connections in finding the best air fares around, some through membership negotiation, and most of it probably through some excellent research; this site compiles the best fares around , latest specials, and some other travel tools too
here’s a place to take a spiritual retreat, attune your soul to the Spirit’s work in your everyday life; the program lasts 34 weeks, and has gained numerous responses and life change.. I’m looking to start it for myself, and will let you know how it goes once I start, and put some notes in my journal
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there’s more and more news about the news people, sorta peculiar how the news business is now newsworthy.. does this imply that most other realms of societal life is not newsworthy enough, that the news business has to report news about itself?
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