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Op-ed column: Instant culture allows no time for hard, necessary though

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We’d be pleasantly surprised these days by a long, newsy letter from a friend. If we have news of anyone — a relative, a friend or a repairman — the communication is short, electronic and direct. It’s usually an abbreviated message: no shades of nuance, no lines to scan, no musing, no pause for thought. Our lives now consist of act and react, turn on a dime. If we want something, we get in our ...

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June 5, 2010
10:54 a.m.

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Enjoyed this insight from Barbara DeMille and wished I had had the time to formulate and write it myself. Think and even "group think' are so of the moment that I often ask myself while driving (the last frontier of iffy personal time) what was decided and about what. Even as I read my weekly updates on health and wellness choices, more often than not, I heave a sigh and hope that I can assimilate it with what came before. Time to pill down for my own chronic illnesses...and whispered dis-ease about a world that increasingly seems to allude me.