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Fallow

Because this Blog appears pretty anonymous, I feel less inhibited than on Facebook.  I can spout inane ramblings at will without fear of subconsciously seeking validation and populating people's Timelines with stuff they simply don't give s crap about.In that vein...Things seem pretty dormant at the moment.  My eldest is still at home until he goes back to Uni. My youngest...well we have little idea what his or rather her immediate plans are.  My outlook on life has changed, it must be allowed to go where it will.  I used to be so obsessed with my kid's career prospects.  Who'd have known that we have very little control of our children's lives once they get through adolescence. They must be left to find their own path. Over interference is counterproductive.My wife is still enjoying the school break and I'm enjoying the time with her and the kid's;  but there is a little fear that when she goes back, the spectre of loneliness might descend on me even thoug…

The Final Frontier

Friends Facebook has been my weapon of choice in terms of social interaction for a long while now.  It is a poor substitute when used as a replacement to meeting people face to face. Yet this is how I have been using it for years.
I read some Blogger's take on what appears on our Facebook timelines which highlighted some issues I had become desensitized to; Posts which have been coined 'Humble Brags,' boasts often disguised as self-deprecation.  Such as:
"I'm going crazy..stuck on a flight to Paris for 12 hours with nothing but my iPhone and laptop to entertain me. Someone help me."
Or mundane bulletins of day to day life.  Both of these 'crimes' I have occasionally been guilty of but I will be careful not to partake in now.
To be fair much of my News Feed is populated with links to interesting articles/artwork etc. But a lot of it I don't find life affirming.
A major frustration for me is the way Personal Message conversations peter out.  It's like…