01 12 / 2013
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28 11 / 2013
This past week has been a rough one for my little sister and her husband. Last Friday my nephew Joshua was stillborn. To say it would have been a hard day for Jennifer and Peter is an understatement.
Today they are having a private service for Joshua to say farewell. I can only imagine in the haze of last Friday their grief was mixed with shock. In the days that followed and in particular today there is no buffer of shock just raw emotions.
As extended family I feel their pain, I grieve for the nephew I will never know. I look at their other children, Alek and Emily, and I know that Joshua would have been an asset to the human race, we’re poorer for his passing.
I hate that I am so far away at a time when family should be together. I wish them the best for today, the christmas break can’t come fast enough so I can see these amazing people.
26 11 / 2013
I’m taking a hiatus from Twitter and Facebook, finding I need to consider things a little more. Perhaps I’m losing myself in social media. spending too much time gathering information I’ll never need in my life, consuming bits of information storing them away while I’ll never have to recall them.
So I’m turning the attention back to me at least for a time.
It’s kind of weird to think that blogging is a dying art, that it’s time has already passed, but really it seems to be. Twitter, Google+ and Facebook let us blip out information. They let people (often strangers) give us “likes”, “+1s”, and “retweets” and “favourites” and receive little boosts of pride as someone shows an interest in what we said or did.
But for me, blogging has always been about reflection. It wasn’t so much about telling people what I was doing, more me recording what I was doing or commenting on the doings of society as I see it at that particular time.
So I’m back, no more tweets, no more status updates, just to occasional blog post.