Thriving On Old Technology

The trip from my home in South Carolina to my parent’s in New Jersey takes between 11-12 hours, (It’s surprising how many Interstates are getting re-paved these days, slowing the trip down with lane closures).  If I am by myself, I can do it in one day, but I need to keep occupied and make the best of the solitude.

For many years, I drove a car that had Satelite radio, which is great when traveling long distances. Somehow, when I had frequent access to a company car, my personal vehicle got allocated to our youngest daughter and I suppose that daddy could have re-possessed it, but it wouldn’t have been worth the pain, (my pain).  Consequently,  we picked up a very economical, used car to get me around town.  This car is so economical old that it has a working cassette player.

I still own several books on tape and I decided to bring a few for this trip, using some old technology to feed my mind.  One of the books and the first one that I listened to was Joe Girzone’s Joshua and the City.

0385474202.jpg If you are not familiar with the “Joshua series” of novels, you can learn about phenomena here: The Joshua Priest. 

As I listened to the moving story, there was an analogy that I  never heard before. Joshua referred to a follower as someone who “had a soul as clear as glass”.

Do you know anyone you can say that about?  Someone with real clarity?

The world continues to get crazier and the lines between right, wrong, good and bad are often blurred, the opposite of clarity.  If you know someone with clarity, count yourself lucky.


    Speaking of technology, tomorrow I feel fortunate to have been invited to have breakfast with one of the titans of higher education information technology, who also happens to be a prolific tweeter and all around nice guy.

Stay tuned.





About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Thriving On Old Technology

  1. I need to check out the Book. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  2. And 12 hours solo is quite a hike.

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