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Loneliness Increases with Digital Workforce

Loneliness Increases with Digital Workforce

Before the advent of the Internet, people worked mostly in the presence of others. Whether they were in the fields of a farm, the sea of typists in an office, the floor of a factory or behind the counter of a retail store, other people and relationships with them were the stuff of every day life. Millions of stay-at-home mothers, who may have been alone with their babies most of the day, nonetheless had that child to hold and other…

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Returning

Returning

It’s been awhile since I was up north, to Duluth and beyond. I’m going to visit today. I worked in northern Wisconsin for 12 years as a pastor of three different parishes. I loved many of the people I served, but none more than the friend I am going to see. We have held ourselves together through teenagers (hers), a wedding (mine), work system nightmares (both), cancer, deaths and funerals, births (my children, her grandchildren) chronic health problems, educational endeavors…

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