Broadband For All, Not Just Internet

We live in a technologically broadband world where we want things to be delivered to our screens and front door as fast as possible. Going back to anything slower would not be acceptable. Technology has changed our world.

If we are using broadband and change in technology as a metaphor it makes me wonder why politically and culturally so many people want to go back to the dark ages. No one I know is pining for the good old days of dial-up Internet where it took forever to get online and we had to wait so long for things to appear on our screens.

Lately there has been the call of going back to a time where some feel like the world was at its best makes me wonder. Can you imagine people not having access to a broadband world let alone a world of opportunities they were not able to enjoy. Doesn’t it make sense to move forward and to give everyone the broadest opportunities in life where information as well as free and open existence is something they can count on.

Those who seek to narrow the bandwidth of life sound selfish to me. To throttle the speed of change isn’t a very just thing to do. A fast pipe is not too much to ask for people who seem to be told that 56K dial-up is all they should ever hope to get. Let’s just hope some people aren’t going to be taken back to the time before technology revolutionized everything. I hope that no one would have to be relegated to places where they aren’t even let in a library or a school or even places where people are making decisions that impact their lives.

The Young People Will Win

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I saw this wonderful piece of art from Gracie Lee Pekrul on Twitter and it resonated with me. Revolutions begin with people who want a better world for everyone. Thanks to all those past and present who have fought and those who continue to fight for the future. Now is the time where action means more than words to make things happen.

Throwback Five Years #TBT

In searching for a Throwback Thursday picture in my photo collection I saw how much has changed in the past five years. Things have come and gone. People have come and gone. Pretty remarkable things have happened. I used to be way more involved with stuff but now I’m not. My spiritual home has changed too.

A lot can happen in five minutes and five hours and five days and five months and five years. Something about five years that can inform you that you are different but that’s OK. Life is meant to be like this but with change comes some adjustment and the ability to cope.

We will all have moments in time when the here and now doesn’t look like it did then.