It was great to spend a week in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with family and to see my godson, Brandon.

Gulf Shores photos

While there, I had time to read and reflect more on the book, The Gandhian Iceberg.  I think this “manifesto” will be the main influence on what I do when I retire from Indiana University this summer.

Some of the main ideas I’m trying to adapt to, which is just a small part of it, are the multiple problems with technology, beginning with the horrible conditions related to mining materials needed for smartphones, batteries, etc.  That is just the beginning.

We are all aware of the really weird situation of people glued to their phones wherever they are, isolating themselves from all that is around them.  Real anti-community building.

I’m trying to figure out how to live without all of that.  I’m going to miss sharing my thoughts on this blog, and other social media, among other things.

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