National Day of Unplugging…

Lamp by Clint Bush

© 2008 Clint Bush

So this weekend is the first National Day of Unplugging. A novel idea, but one that I would like to try once a month. There are days I find myself plugged in for 12 hours or more between the computer, the ipod, and the TV. If you throw in the cell phone, then we’re talking all but the hours that I sleep.

It’s not that I’m against technology in any way. Hell I’m a web designer for Pete’s sake. It’s just that I don’t want to be connected all the time. I love the outdoors. I love quiet moments. I love hearing the birds outside. I love playing board games.

Anyways the idea was created by a New York Jewish group called the Rebooters. The overall guidelines are:

1. Avoid technology.
2. Connect with loved ones.
3. Nurture your health.
4. Get outside.
5. Avoid commerce.
6. Light candles.
7. Drink wine.
8. Eat bread.
9. Find silence.
10. Give back.


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