Free - 06/18/14

  Nothing's truly FREE in this world, but I am today!!!!!!  I (accidentally-- it really was an accident) left both phones at home today.  My personal phone and my work phone are resting comfortably in the pool bag.   Oops ;)

    Free, free, free.. I'm free!!!!!

  If you read this blog very often, you know my feelings on screen time, technology,  and 24/7 accessibility.  It's all overrated & can be unhealthy.  I'm usually screen free on weekends and any day I'm off work.  Unplugging allows me to plug back in to my family and be completely present.  However, I've never been at work trying to do my job without my phones.  This will be a first, but will be interesting and I'm sure I'll be more productive than ever with just a desktop computer and a desk phone.  Heck, when I started out in this business... we only had typewriters and no cell phones.   

   This video is very telling.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OINa46HeWg8
If you haven't seen it, take a look.  It's what we're missing when our eyes, minds, hearts and attention are tied to our phone instead of the natural wonders and humanity around us.

 

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ASSAULT RIFLES IN PANTS

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- No, that wasn't a pistol in his pocket. Authorities charge Marlon Paul Alvarez tried swiping assault rifles by stuffing them down his pants. According to an arrest report, the 19-year-old Alvarez was spotted shoving two AK-47's into his pants in a Florida pawn shop. The Sun Sentinel reports the owner confronted Alvarez. A judge has ordered Alvarez held on $25,000 bond.

EAST COAST ALLIGATOR

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Gators don't make good pets. That's from a guy who knows. Officials of New York's Suffolk County SPCA say they've found a new home for Rocky, a 6-foot alligator. The SPCA's Roy Gross says the owner decided Rocky was too big to handle. Newsday reports the owner says gators are also too dangerous to keep as pets. A herpetologist from the Rainforest Reptile Sanctuary in Massachusetts is taking Rocky.

CIVIL WAR SHELL DETONATED

PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (AP) -- You could call it one of the last shots fired in the Civil War. Authorities have blown up a Confederate artillery shell discovered by a gas-line crew working along an Arkansas road. The shell apparently had been left by Confederate troops during the 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove. Mike Meadors, commander of the Bentonville Bomb Squad, says the shell still contained explosives. It was detonated by military experts in a rock quarry. Some historians tell the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette the shell should have been disarmed and preserved.

SUGARY DRINK-REQUEST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- Milk or water. That's now the law for kids' meals in one Northern California city. An ordinance passed unanimously by the Davis City Council makes milk or water the default drink in kids' meals. But parents would still have the option of ordering a soda for junior. Council members say they're trying to fight childhood obesity. The rule goes into effect Sept. 1.

 
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