These are the thoughts of a Texas transplant in West Michigan who makes his living as a newspaper reporter by evening, and a struggling novelist by day.

Friday, June 05, 2009

see you on the interweb

it was sad a few days ago to see a friend for the last time.

we've not stopped being friends or anything. she's moving to another part of michigan and doubtful she'll return to this area.

but while i'll probably never see her in person again, i'll still be in contact with her. no, not telephone or cell or through letters (although that could be possible), but through the internet.

she's a friend on facebook and it's easy to see what's going on in her life by posts or by thefacebook version of IM or by the facebook e-mail. so i can even talk to her in real time if i wanted.

it's interesting how technology has helped us continue our friendships and relationships. hell, it helped me find a friend and wife some years ago.

it's just fascinating that i don't have to see my friend or talk to her to know exactly what are some things she's up to on a given day. i like it.

i think that while the interweb has destroyed letter writing (see the compiled letters opf hemingway, an accomplished letter writer), it has brought our world so close together and helped maintain relationships in another way.


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