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A Little More Conversation And A Lot Less Texting

Posted Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 8:51 PM

Someone brought it to my attention that it has been awhile since I posted anything to this blog...so here I go. I logged onto the computer without any topic in mind and then ran across Gabe Licht's post about places to take a first date.

We just happened to spend a few days with some close friends last week. On Thursday, we met our friends at the Roof Garden for the rock and roll tribute to Elvis. The concert was a blast (best $2 I spent all summer) and the Elvis impersonators did not disappoint. The Elvis song "A Little Less Conversation", combined with Mr. Licht's topic and my reunion with good friends prompted me to write this blog.

After the concert we ate burgers, brats, and pie and conversed until the wee hours of the night. Our friends' children (ages 8-17) talked and played board games while we adults just talked (and ate!). Nobody played "Call of Duty" or logged onto a computer or watched television. I played music (at moderate volume) by The Temptations and Sinatra and got no complaints. It was all about the conversation.

Then the weekend came and we had more conversation....first in Miller's Bay while floating on styrofoam noodles and then at another high school friends' house for a dinner party. I helped "set up" a kind of blind date at that party between two friends of mine who are divorced and in their fifties. Afterward, some of us were talking about how the blind date had gone and the one thing we all commented upon was the fact that our male friend had spent much of the evening "texting" on his cell phone. Our female friend had noticed that, too.

So the bottom line, folks, is that the Elvis song really should be "A Little More Conversation And A Lot Less Texting".

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I like this post. There is always a friend glued to the cellphone. The technology was created to keep everyone in touch. Sometimes people miss whats right in front of them. Nothing can ever replace real conversation. I miss that. The dinner table discussions i grew up with.

-- Posted by brian48 on Fri, Aug 12, 2011, at 3:32 AM

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Description: JP's take on legal (and other) issues which interest him. Biography: Born in Spencer Iowa, February 6, 1957; Graduated Spencer High School 1975; University of Iowa (B.B.A. 1979); Creighton University School of Law (J.D. 1984); American Jurisprudence Award: Debtor/Creditor Relations; Assistant State Attorney, Florida, 12th Judicial Circuit, 1986-89; Assistant Clay County Iowa Attorney, 1989-93; Iowa State Bar Association: Volunteer Lawyers, 1993- ; American Citizenship Committee, 1994-98; Bridge the Gap Committee 1991-94; Criminal Justice Act Panel Member, 2002- ; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004- ; Iowa Association for Justice, 2004- ; American Bar Association, 1984- ; Florida Bar Association, 1986- .