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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NEW YORK (AP) -- It's worth a lot more than your old baseball cards. A card from the 1860s is going up for auction in a month. The pre-Civil War Brooklyn Atlantics team card has been in the same family for over 150 years. The seller is Florence Sasso, of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Her great-great-uncle, Archibald McMahon, was an outfielder for the squad. He's pictured in the photo with eight teammates. Heritage Auctions estimates it could go for $50,000.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Pro cheerleaders are professionals. That's the gist of legislation passed by California lawmakers. The measure makes it clear that cheerleaders are employees of sports teams. It would require the teams to pay their cheerleaders at least the minimum wage. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez says many teams treat their cheerleaders like glorified volunteers. The San Diego Democrat adds that cheerleaders deserve the same level of respect and dignity as other team employees. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.

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