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    Sep232013

    Texting truths tempered with humor, plus GRAND Social No. 71

    Many of you know my thoughts on texting while driving. Bottom line: It's bad.

    Beyond the potentially disastrous effects of texting while driving, though, there are other reasons texting — while driving or not — isn't so great. A recent conversation between comedian Louis C.K. and Conan O'Brien  touches on a few of those reasons, and considering that our grandchildren do (or will) use cell phones and text far more than previous generations, I thought it worth sharing with you.

    In the following, Louis C.K. makes a profound point about texting, tempered with humor yet oh so true.

    It's something to think about next time you see your grandchildren or children texting. Something to think about next time you or I text, since some of us are just as tethered to it as the kids.

    On another front: My sister is home! She has many challenges and a tough road ahead, but being home is a great start. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for her. You've made a difference.

    And on yet another front:

    Welcome to GRAND Social No. 71! Thank you joining me!

    link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog specifically about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button marked with "Add your link" below and follow the directions.
    • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
    • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

    Grandma’sBriefs.com

    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://grandmasbriefs.com" target="blank"><img src="http://grandmasbriefs.squarespace.com/storage/GRANDsocialbutton.jpg " alt="Grandma’sBriefs.com" width="125" height="125" /></a>

     

    • The GRAND Social linky is open for new posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

    • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Bloggers who link up would be honored to have one and all — other bloggers as well as readers — visit, read and, if so moved, comment, even if just a "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social."

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    Reader Comments (8)

    Love it! I hope at some point he takes on the impact of social media. I hate to sound old, but I worry that today's children are missing out on the vital lessons gleaned from in person communication.

    September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Lisa, I am so glad your sister is home! I hope she continues to improve!

    Thank you for the social today, and I hope you have a great week!

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

    September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoy @ Yesterfood

    That is great news about your sister. My prayers will keep on coming as she mends.

    I saw that video. It is so absolutely true.

    September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

    I don't even text yet but I do know it should not be done while driving.
    And, I, too, am happy Debbie is home, just hope she continues to improve. This is going to be a real life-changing event and I trust she'll be able to cope with it all.

    Thank you for the social, I enjoy it.

    September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    I am so glad to hear that your sister is home. I hope things continue to improve for her.

    September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

    Great comedy routine explaining why texting is bad. I think states are starting to push back on texting while driving. Some of those Public service Announcements of the last text sent before someone died or killed someone were really powerful. Thanks for the reminder.

    September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Covin

    Texting has its pros and cons, but I'm afraid the cons outweigh the pros...
    In my state, there are laws with stiff fines banning any cell phone use in school zones when reduced speed limits are enforced, and there's talk of a law banning texting while driving in general. I hope it's passed, and enforced -- too many accidents happen because of cell phone use.

    September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah ~ Magnolia's Attic

    That was a profound video -- and much more wisdom out of Louis C.K. than I would have ever expected! He is a pretty wise Dad.

    So happy about your sister! Hope it is a wonderful week and thanks for hosting.

    September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc
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