Unplug for a day (or an hour)

Pull the plug!

Pull the plug!

Once upon a time, in the early 80′s – before most of ever even heard of the Internet, I used to do what I called “Unplugging”. One Friday per month after work,  I’d go home and I would unplug, meaning I would not watch TV, I wouldn’t listen to music, I would unplug the phone (who remembers when phones were attached to the kitchen wall with a long tangled cord draping down to the floor so that you could cook and talk on the phone at the same time?… the long cord also let me walk into a different room to get away from my nosey sister… but I digress), I wouldn’t even turn on any lights when it got dark. Instead I’d eat dinner, read, take a bath, write a letter, all by candle light. I was obviously single with no friends. Continue reading