Quiet riot

It’s time for the National Day of Unplugging, a day of rest that runs from sundown tonight until sundown tomorrow.

It’s a day to celebrate the Sabbath Manifesto, a declaration that was developed by a group of Jewish artists who felt that “life had been taken over by technology and the grind of work. They envisioned people of all denominations taking a time-out every week to slow down, reclaim time, and reconnect with friends, family, their communities and themselves.”

Intrigued? Why not join us and turn off those computers and cell phones, just for a bit, to let your mind take a break. If you decide to take the pledge, let us know how you unplugged.

Our technofree day will include a quiet dinner at home, cleaning an illegal dump site on the river, and planting blackberry cuttings that were thoughtfully given to us by friends.

So good night, everyone. We’ll see you on the flip side, for Sunday’s book club discussion on chapters 18-20 of The Grapes of Wrath.

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