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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Yes, I know no one forced me to be on facebook in the first place. And I'm not trying to make a big deal out of getting off of there.
a) It's cluttered. I don't care that so-and-so likes the Outer Timbuktu Anti-Bullying League. And I know I can filter this stuff. But why should I?
b) It's Borg-like. Zuckerberg will assimilate you.
c) It's addictive. This is why I got rid of my teevee. The face is just another form of channel-surfing, IMHO.
Do something constructive. Write a poem, a story, a blog, something INTERESTING. Make some jewelry, plant a garden, sing a song.
I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus, rollin' down Hiway 41.
But really, I grew up in Cedarburg, WI, middle/working class. Have had an assortment of careers: Shipping/receiving/forklift driver, Punch-press set up & operator, computer programmer, insurance sales (wow did that suck), bookseller.
I have two great children, both living in Portland, Oregon. I'm married to the beautiful & vivacious Jill. Have lived in Bay View (Milwaukee) for 9 years. Now working (as of September 2013) for Downtown Books in Milwaukee (http://www.downtownbooksonline.com/).