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Anti-Social Media

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I remember my first computer. I was both amazed and puzzled by what it was. What did this heavy pixillated monitor, dot-matrix printer, and molasses-slow processor even do? When the first computers emerged on the market, I was a young teenager who couldn't grasp the potential for the expensive paperweight sitting on the desk. Write a letter? I could find a pen and piece of paper faster than it took for me to turn on the bulky machine. Play a game? We went outdoors and rounded up the neighbour's kids. Need to contact someone? Email still wasn't even invented, and I doubt that useless computer my parents bought could even hook up to the Internet. I don't even think they had Internet. Regardless, if I had the need to contact a friend, I would simply pick up a phone or just wait until the next time I saw them. It wasn't until my late teens that the Internet even became a household word.

After all, life WAS better when I was a teen. I say this to the certainty of eye-ro…

Obscure Arcanum - Chapter Two

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"What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it." - Walter Scott

A diary (also called journal) is a record (originally in handwritten format) with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period. A personal diary may include a person's experiences, and/or thoughts or feelings, including comment on current events outside the writer's direct experience. Someone who keeps a diary is known as a diarist.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of individuals that gave so much to help me. Every single person on the planet needs help from time to time, and having fallen on hard times myself, I know this better than anyone. I would like to thank each and every one of the people that believed in me and supported me during this dark time. However, …