Yeah, multi-tasking, arranging a conference call during your kid’s soccer game, it’s all part of staying connected, right? Here’s how bad it’s gotten: A study was done showing just how “connected” we are today. Did you know over 70 percent of couples check their smartphones within 3 minutes of finishing sex? No lie. We’d rather get a message than get off (although we’ll take both if it’s on offer). Here’s what Microsoft thinks of Apple’s famous “1984” commercial. Those automatons had it right. The chick swinging that stupid sledgehammer at the screen was the nut. 47% of people have worked on vacation? 20% have worked at their kid’s event or activity? Microsoft is proud of that? Nothing fucked up there. Just an apparent breakdown of the family unit, not to mention inevitable health issues associated with never relaxing (how do you relax working on your vacation?). Microsoft really is full of sick puppies (and Bill Gates is helping kids in Africa???!!!!).

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.