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@BethTerry @Mary of Santa Cruz  Yes, you're right. Your use for writing has given me a new perspective to think about.  Appreciate it -- and your super blogs Beth.


1 year, 1 month ago on It's #BlogActionDay and My Smartphone May Be Violating Your #HumanRights

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@BethTerry @Mary of Santa Cruz Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply Beth. I understand the freedom from perfectionism -- an interesting twist on what I think of as another digital leash. 

I do think, though, I am an anomaly; most writers I know are smartphone-connected. I am resisting....but ultimately will give in. Just will make sure I buy a phone that I love so it lasts a long time. ;)

1 year, 1 month ago on It's #BlogActionDay and My Smartphone May Be Violating Your #HumanRights

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I applaud your honesty Beth, but I will tell you it is possible to be a viable writer (I am a professional with over 25 years experience and clients across the country) who does not have a cellphone or smartphone. Never have. I use my landline, Internet and my laptop which I replace every 5-7 years or so when absolutely necessary.  I figure I have saved the earth several cellphones and laptops in the past 15 years. One day, I might succumb to the smartphone world, but for now, I am connected, competent and a communicating. It is possible to live in this world without one; and as I am discovering lately, now a trendsetter (LOL) as more and more professionals try to disconnect from the digital leash on a regular basis. Thanks for your excellent blogs! 

1 year, 1 month ago on It's #BlogActionDay and My Smartphone May Be Violating Your #HumanRights

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Santa Cruz County was missing from the list. of cities that ban polystyrene foam. They have banned it since 2008 and now bann single use plastic bags since 2012. Also SC County has been recycling styrofoam on a small scale with the waste to waves program  (turns styrofoam into surfboards) and UCSC has a program to recycle/repurpose it at the beginning of each school year when students arrive awash in foam packaging. Come on Austin, get on board!


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