Sometimes it doesn’t take many words: A Twitter-esque occasion

January 23, 2009 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

 

On Wednesday morning I hopped into the car with Truman and pointed my way southbound on US-101 headed for Los Angeles.
A couple of hours into the journey, I approached one of those signs heralding my impending entry to a town. The kelly green sign loomed large:

Chualar, CA

Population 1,440. Elevation 110′ (above sea level).
1,440.
Weird.
There are more people than that following me on Twitter.
Part of me feels as though that last sentence should be where I end this post, and perhaps it is. (By all means feel free to chime in and comment on that – and anything else for that matter .) The part of me compelled to continue (which of course is the part that oftentimes wins) has one point to make:
In recent weeks it has become abundantly clear I have quite a lot for which to be thankful. Some deeply irksome matters (largely personal in nature) rendered the tail end of ‘08 … Well, let’s just say the tail may have wagged the dog a few times. But as that proverbial calendar page flipped and I had to get used to writing a new last digit for the year in my journal, a remarkable shift has taken place. And one reason I’ve been able to muscle through this tectonic exercise, is social media – both the tools/platforms and the people who make and use them.
Okay so maybe that’s more like two reasons. But you get the idea.

 
 

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