Life was so parochial and insular back a couple of decades ago. You had your local friends and relatives and that was the extent of your social connections.
Times have changed. The internet has brought all sorts of like-minded folks together. We have FaceBook for friends and relatives, people that we know or have known in the past in Real Life. For me, Google Plus has been pretty cool. There are about eighty people spread throughout the world who know me, people that I would never have otherwise met. We talk and comment back and forth. We share photos. It’s fun and diverting.
Then there’s my connection with Bev Wigney. I never would have met the woman, an artist and writer, if it hadn’t been for the net. Way back in 2004 I had somehow heard about a blog carnival called International Rock-Flipping Day, a collaborative effort between Bev and the poet Dave Bonta. I hosted the carnival a couple of times and started visiting Bev’s blog. One thing led to another…