“What’s New…?” Part I


It’s a simple enough question and one that is likely asked millions of times each day in an variety of nuances and a thousand different languages.

An old friend, reaching out on Facebook writes these few words… these few, simple words… “What’s new?”, and it sends my thoughts reeling.

Oh my… what is new? You see, we haven’t seen each other or spoken in over twenty-five years.

Suddenly, I’m having a moment like I suppose my grandparents would have had as they answered a similar question in 1920. As they spoke of achieving lasting peace in the “War To End All Wars”…

…As they related stories of these crazy guys with names like Marconi and Edison and Tesla who were playing with sound waves and vacuum tubes, power generation and refrigeration…

…Or maybe as they took us outside to show off the shiny new black “automobile” in their driveway, the one that matched all the shiny new black automobiles in all of their neighbors driveways.

Twenty-five years… indeed, what is new?


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