I have confirmed in new and unsettling ways how deeply I doubt that computers are making a net positive impact on our lives. Oh, we can do much more and we can make astonishingly bigger errors and we can fly down the super highway at breathtaking speeds, but I'm just not sure that the good that brings outweighs the bad. People are "connected", but wear ear buds to signal "don't bother me" messages to the flesh and blood people in their immediate vicinity. We can count more things faster, but I'm not sure we will know for a century or more if it has led to deeper understanding or just having access to more data.
I have been reminded that I am older than I once was and that when I don't attend to my health, there is a price to pay. Unlike my early college days with all those late study nights and lunches of Cokes, Snickers and Fritos, the price for failing to get sufficient sleep and exercise and keeping to healthy eating patterns comes due much more promptly.
I have again been reminded that there is no benefit to sweating the small stuff, and in the larger sense the vast majority of stuff is truly small stuff.
So today I affirm and proclaim that God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.