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Life Without My Digital Tools

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I recently underwent a medical procedure that was followed up with 48 hours of no sunshine and no light from electronics. No laptop. No tablet. No smartphone. I am not addicted to social media, but all of these “no’s” translated into no email, no Internet searches, no Facebook or Instagram, no translator, no digital books, no blogging, and no Bible app with multiple versions. Those 48 hours were an eye opener into how dependent I am on my devices, and how much of my day can be spent using them. Fortunately, although I was encased in a bedroom with darkening window coverings, I was able to use incandescent lighting. I could read print books and compose blog posts in my trusty spiral notebook. For those old school tools, I am very thankful!


  1. I hope you have fully recovered by now, dear Linda, but what an experience! We go through that every time we lose power for a few days due to tropical storms or hurricanes.

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  2. I understand how it feels. Was it your eyes? Stay well and be safe.

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  3. Shalini says:

    Linda, I hope you are okay. I too can’t think I would be able to maje it work without internet. I need to keep reading. Print books are great, and I do write in my notebook but have never composed a blog post with paper pen

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  4. I know what you mean, whenever there is a threat of power loss, I panic and hurriedly look for books, magazines, and my sketch books so I’ll be ready! I hope the procedure went well…

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  5. Carla says:

    I am glad it wasn’t serious Linda and you are okay. I totally get it Linda. I lost power yesterday for several hours, so I listened to an audiobook and cut out some masks for sewing. When I had my eye surgery, I couldn’t go online for 24 hours, so again, audiobooks and naps.. I totally get that we have all become very dependent on our devices. I can’t believe how much time I spend on them between reading, blogging, email, facebook and even shopping.

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