W(h)ither Social Media?

W(h)ither Social Media?

Around the turn of the calendar to this new year I finally acted upon a decision I’d made some time ago: I cut my social media presence down to almost zero. I removed all but a couple of generic photos and all but a couple of posts from my Facebook profile (it’s been set to private from the get-go so you’ll need to be logged into Facebook to see anything). Some posts that are still there are photos posted by…

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A Pair of Baptisms

A Pair of Baptisms

baptism 1b : a…rite using water for ritual purification 2 : an act, experience, or ordeal by which one is purified, sanctified, initiated, or named ONE I talk to myself a lot when I surf. That actually shouldn’t surprise anyone since surfing might be the most incorrectly named activity on Earth. “Sitting on a piece of fiberglass in the ocean doing nothing with occasional spurts of intense activity,” would be more accurate. That means there’s a lot of time for…

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So…What Now?

So…What Now?

OUTER BANKS, N.C. — It’s been two and a half weeks since I became homeless. On the morning of Friday, Nov. 20, I took a final few items to my storage unit while the buyers did a walkthrough with my realtor. I returned after they’d left, jumped in the Atlantic for one last (quick and chilly) swim as a Plum Island resident, and then loaded up my car and drove away. I spent that weekend in a hotel in Concord,…

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