How did they do it?

I often wonder how they did it “way back when”. Honestly how did my granny make her famous apple pie without the “My Lil pie maker”? How was it possible for Pop to grow tomatoes without the “Topsy-Turvy Tomato Planter”? I mean c’mon! How was it possible to survive without all the cool gadgets you can find on “As Seen on TV”?

If there was any doubt, and there shouldn’t be, that we live in an age of excess simply go to and take a look around. There are more gadgets than you could possibly even begin to look at. What has happened to us? Have we become so busy and so distracted in our lives that we need gadgets to save us 10 seconds here and 10 seconds there.

In 1976 there were about 9,000 items in a normal supermarket today there are over 30,000. Has the world changed so much that we need all this extra stuff.  I am guilty of gadget obsession as well…whether it is my Ipad or Iphone  I am always using some type of gadget. So perhaps it’s time for each of us to do an evaluation of sorts.

Where can we cut back?

What can we put down for the day?

When can we have a “gadget blackout”?

We live in a world where we are always connected to each other but would it be such a bad thing to get in the car and turn off our cell phone? Would the world end if we got home and did not log on to “see what’s happening on Facebook” ?

We have made our lives so busy and so filled with stuff that perhaps we are missing out on what’s really important….




You can’t get that stuff on





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