Sound Idea #36 – Make Sure You’re Disconnected

It wasn’t that long ago that we visited the library for information. Or put a quarter into a pay phone to call someone when on the road. Or passed notes in class to our friends when we wanted to say something in private. Using advanced technology meant plugging your Nintendo into a TV to play Super Mario Bros. It meant using the school computer to play Oregon Trail or print out a banner using a dot matrix printer for your birthday. It all seems so long ago.

But we’ve evolved. Technology has gotten better. We have lightning fast access to information we want to look up and the ability to call our friends from anywhere we want. We don’t have to write anymore; we text. We don’t have to take turns playing video games; they’re on our phones. We have advanced technology in our back pocket at all times. It’s great isnt’ it? We no longer have to write with pen and paper or even talk to each other. We don’t have to watch shows as a family or even eat together. We don’t have to pay attention to the world around casino online us because we have to see what text message just came through on our phones. We’ve evolved into independent creatures who don’t need each other and whose face-to-face social skills are no longer needed.

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Sound Idea #35 – Tell a Story Like Grandpa Swymeler

by Chris Swymeler

My Grandpa Swymeler was a great story teller. And man, did he have stories to tell!
The Dust Bowl. Great Depression. Breaking horses. Backwoods Missouri living. The good stuff.

To be honest, I can’t share most of his stories and probably just as well. But, what I can share is how he told his tales. He had a terrific technique. One that was perfected around the campfires of days long ago. They were his art. They had form and function. Rhythm and cadence. They were organized and ready at will to spring on his audience of any age.

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