Personal Update 201804 | 28 Apr 2018 | Saturday
I hope you’re doing well. Thanks for taking a moment to read my latest update.
As I reported last month, I’m looking for alternatives to social media for many of my communications and collaboration needs. Stories that I might have just shared on Facebook, I’m starting to share through the Resources for Life website. For example, there’s an amazing video about a woman who was in a coma for four years experiencing seizures 20 hours a day, and then she had a miraculous recovery. I’ve also shared some technical reference articles on the site such as a document on WiFi Mesh Networks.
I use my own About Greg Johnson website for more personal news, writings, and sharing of photos. The Resources for Life website is for more general writings. Rather than communicating with people on Facebook or Twitter, I’m using email and phone calls more. Brief text exchanges on social media platforms tend to force us into somewhat superficial interactions with many people. Traditional media like email, phone calls, or in-person meetings, opens up the possibility for a different kind of interaction.
This month I’ve started sending out some handwritten cards (instead of emails or ecards) and I send them through the postal mail system to people who seem to prefer that method of communication. It’s relaxing to slowly write a card. I use a fountain pen that I dip in ink to refill. I know some people who are good about mailing physical cards for holidays or as thank you cards. I’ve admired that practice and wanted to return to it myself.
Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do.
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Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began about 18 years ago out of a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways (faith), health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and activism. This is based on the life map presented on the Resources For Life website.