Off the Grid

By Ken Kukral

In today’s electronic world everyone is connected via some wireless device or via computer.  Anymore you can work from home, from Starbucks, from your car, from a foreign country or even from the office and no one is the wiser.  With most documents being electronic you can work on just about anything via the internet.

The ability to be “connected” becomes a security blanket and you feel you are just one text, one e-mail, or one phone call away.  It is with much trepidation that I am going “off the grid” for a few days and heading to Northern Canada.  The territory where only satellite phones can reach (if you have it turned on), so I will officially be “off the grid”.  I am not sure I can remember the last time I wasn’t reachable.

My hope is that this will be mentally freeing and I will have time to think, not think, daydream,  let my mind wander, enjoy my trip with my brother and his buddies and just live in the moment.  I am skeptical, but willing to give it my all and see what happens….

I know I will have voicemails to return, e-mails to respond to, quotes to send out and  other matters to address…. But they will have to wait…

Pardon me if I say “ay” for a few weeks after I get back or start to exhibit a French accent…., it will wear off soon enough.  But I hope the memories and stories will live forever.

Over and out….  Catch you on the flip side…

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