August 14

marveling at technology

so as most of you know, I now live and work in Atlanta, a hearty 8 hours away from my family. I of course miss being an easy drive away from them, where if I wanted or needed to, I could visit them at any time. it was nice being able to drop in every couple weekends and see my baby bro grow up, or take a little longer trip and see what was up in Courtland when I got the chance. things are a little harder when you’re a few states away. BUT…

tonight I took a break from work (when you work for yourself, you are always working) to catch up with them. I sat in front of a webcam here, my mom and baby bro sat in front of one in Virginia, and we had a face-to-face conversation. he told me about his new flag football team, and mom told me about her new Harley. then he gave me “knucks” and we said goodnight. technology is amazing.

all technology is amazing, but the influence that computer technology specifically has gained in our every day lives in really incredible. for someone like me, my whole life is built around it – it’s my career, it provides me food and shelter. I wake up in the morning and spend the day programming, communicating, and socializing through a computer, then in the afternoon I take my laptop and sit in front of the TV working some more and responding to text messages. (wow this paragraph is the dorkiest thing I have ever written, I promise I’m cooler than it sounds)

I guess the point of this post is a) to drop a line since I’ve been MIA for a while, but more importantly to give thanks to God for everything He has given us to make our lives easier over time. flipping on a webcam sure beats hopping in a wagon and traveling a few months up the Appalachian Trail :)

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Posted August 14, 2009 by calenfretts in category "life


  1. By Chrissie Pennington on

    I have a webcam – let’s chat sometime. find me on skype.

  2. By Mike Daughtrey on

    Calen…What is going on? Long time no talk. Found the web site and could not leave without saying something. Keep in touch #84.


    #22 Mike Daughtrey

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