Sometimes the Internet gets a bad rap! Sure there’s stuff on there that’s bad but for the most part I think the Internet is a blessing. I can see my grandson’s induction into the Beta Club, see another grandson’s band performance, or yet another recite his Cub Scout pledge. I can reach out to a brother in Bocas del Toro, Panama, or to a relative in Hawaii. Better than a letter or even a telephone call is Skype or the chat feature on my email.
Another cool feature is research which to a nonfiction writer is everything. I can find a World War II gravesite, do research on wine, and look up several translations of a Bible verse all in my pjs. The library would never allow that!
And talk about convenience. If I don’t feel like sitting at my desk, I can pick up my handy dandy netbook and go anywhere in the house or take my little blue companion on a trip. That’s something my grandparents would have classified as science fiction or maybe even magic. Something to think about on a cold rainy day in Georgia.