The National Day of Unplugging!

I just learned that Saturday, March 20 is the National Day of Unplugging.

It's part of The Sabbath Manifesto launched by Reboot, where Avoid Technology is listed along with nine other suggestions including Light Candles, Reconnect with Loved Ones, and Drink Wine. (The entire list is here.)

According to The Huffington Post, "The project is the brainchild of Reboot's network of artists, writers, journalists and filmmakers who work in the technology and media sector, and are at the forefront of electronic communication. But they've also begun to realize how pervasive electronic communication is harming their personal relationships; their ability to focus; and their ability to savor the world around them." (The Reboot video devoted to unplugging is here. I like the guy who admits that his two year old child has an iPhone. I can almost see his blood pressure hitting the danger zone as he talks about unplugging.)

After spending the past few months trying to focus on how technology has become a part of parenting, I'm liking the idea of taking a day to turn it all off, eat bread (or cinnamon rolls!), and Find Silence.

What do you think? Will you participate?


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