This is where it is now, what we’ve come to. Our hearts, minds and souls thrive in text messaging or not at all. Whatever you might offer verbally these days is strictly follow-up, explanation and elaboration. If it all works out it leads to touch and warmth, of course, but that’s across the river and into the trees. Otherwise the screen rules. Say it with feeling and conviction, open up and let it in…but we live on and more essentially within our screens. I sure do, I can tell you. And happily, for the most part. But what would Ernest Hemingway or Jack London say?

Which reminds me that I’m pissed that the bigger of the forthcoming Apple 6 phones (what is it, the 5.5 inch?) may be delayed until early ’15. I’m not springing for the 4.7 inch version. No half measures.