Marooned In The Catskills (For 24 Hours)

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Hello once more! This is a ridiculously early post, New York time. It’s before 5:30 am.

Ugh! It’s also called “jet lag.”

Yes, yes, it’s great to be back in the Catskills for a bit:

Windham Mountain in the distance. [Photo by my, 2015.]
Windham Mountain in the distance. [Photo by my, 2015.]

I wrote most of two novels here. Now you see why! 😉

Towards Hunter Mountain. [Photo by me, 2015]
Towards Hunter Mountain. [Photo by me, 2015]
Not getting out the back door, even in early spring! [Photo by me, 2015.]
Not getting out the back door, even in early spring! [Photo by me, 2015.]

But when you can’t access the net for a whole 24 hours? How do you feel?

Totally out of touch, that’s what. You know there’s a whole world out there. Hereabouts, you stand outside and hear nothing but…. well, not much. Where is everyone?

Then when you manage to log back in, you realize you may never catch up. There are hordes of emails. Facebook is also insistently telling you about all the notifications and tags of you that you’ve missed. And on About.me, you see there’ve been so many views of you – and you’re flattered of course! – that they’ve gone “99+” and stopped counting:

About.me screen capture yesterday.
About.me screen capture yesterday.

Once “reconnected,” no matter how remote you are physically, you don’t ever feel completely isolated. You know that, no matter what, the moment you click online you’re in a “crowd” even if in your own physical world the nearest crowd is miles away.

Hope you’re having a good Wednesday, wherever you are. 🙂

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