Recently, I conducted a test. Nobody even noticed. That was an unexpected bit of data. Perhaps I should avoid such foolishness in the future.

I decided to avoid Twitter and FaceBook for a week. Much to my surprise, the system did not crash and neither did my email inbox get over loaded with inquiries of concern.

It is apparently true that if you stick your hand in a bucket of water and pull it out it doesn’t leave a hole.  Actually, I know it’s not supposed to do that, but you get the point.  You kind of hope you will leave a footprint or something when you pass by.

I think this is what drives politicians. They want to make a difference and affect changes for millions of people. They want to leave a big footprint. Wait a minute: maybe this drives more of us than we realize. Maybe we all want to leave a footprint. 

Here’s the thing: I ran into a friend in the market today.  It was a real contact.  We chatted for a few minutes and passed on.  It was an actual human face to face encounter.  We didn’t even use a computer. OK, I did have my iPhone but it was in my pocket.  We talked about the cold and living in Florida.  Hmm, is there a message there?  If there are footprints, that was one.

I am happy that you are all there. I am happy that from time to time we connect. I am not happy about a lot, but I am happy about that. I think that’s a footprint.

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