All last week we were without Internet connection, phone, and television due to a line outage. The television I can usually live without, but it happened to be the first week of the Olympics, so I missed the opening and several favorite events. But I was also surprised by a moment of self-realization: that I suddenly felt very disconnected from some social media sites. Me? The original anti-techie, Luddite, who sneers at Facebook addicted, Tweet following devotees. Yes, in fact, I felt cut off from my friends, even the cyber ones. What does this mean? I’ll have to think some more about that question. So, now that we are again connected with the world, I will commence my obsessive weather tracking (we are experiencing a winter for the record books here on the East Coast), Olympics watching, social media posting, and, of course, book reviewing on WordPress.