ditched facebook


I left Facebook in a hurry, slipped out and never looked back. A lone rat leaving a sinking ship. All those postings, photos and comments will still be there in case i decide to return the company assures me before I click the deactivate my account button. The allure of FB is gone and it served its purpose for me. Time to move on. Social media are for a culture that is flitting about on surfaces and never staying in one place long enough to form physical and tactile relationships with other individuals. This leaves me empty. Likes and comments became routine and often meaningless. My motivation to share and to post is truly to get validation of my existence in a community of “friends”. Really? Apparently, we existed fine prior to social media. It allows us to connect and reconnect for “free” yet we pay with our time while it mines our data and privacy.

aleut basalt stone tool, found 1998, unalaska, alaska

This object appear to be a stone tool found amongst a beach pebble rubble at the site of the Museum of the Aleutians in Margaret Bay in 1998, date and origin unknown. According to Rick Knecht, former Museum of the Aleutians Director, “What you have there(sic) is what we call a flake knife- which is just a flake of stone produced during the manufacture of stone tools, which was then retouched- or sharpened for use as an expedient cutting tool- then tossed afterward. It is probably the most common artifact on Unalaska so I think you can keep it with a clean conscience. It is made of basalt and judging by where you found it- was probably made around 3,000 years ago. Common- but still cool. Odds are very good that other tools made and used by the person who dropped it are contained somewhere in the very building you designed. History has an interesting symmetry to it.”