big tech and death

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« The tone of this post-Martha death period is set by Covid and Ellen. Ellen is my first-born sister, and a task master. Combined with my mother’s methodical planning the decedent’s estate is settled in record time. This speedy execution and orderly affaires combined with Covid-safe no-memorial services leaves me at this moment feeling the loss of my mom. My sentiment at this moment feels identical to my recovery period from David, my first born son’s, death. My online activity felt productive as it does now. The comments, clicks and taps, and the content and author of those comments gives me a sense of traction. John, a cousin on my mom’s side, left a message that can’t be topped. He’s a retired English professor, which tells me 100% of the words he chose were meaningful. In addition he found my tribute to Martha without me leading him. John described Martha as an Aunt he admired. Sometimes we lay women to rest and eulogize them recalling limits of their reach within family, but with my mother, Martha, she reached beyond. In addition to who Martha was within her family she was many things to many people outside of our family. One social-media stunt I pulled was creating a facebook account for the then over-ninty Uncle Joe 1915 – 2012, and I requested John’s friendship on Joe’s behalf. Then on a vis-a-vis with Joe I shared with Joe his new friends. I recall John’s comments at that moment indicating it was the ping that forced him onto facebook, and positioned the now-retired English professor to find my tribute to Martha, my mom, his aunt. Stunts like this allowed me to harvest great emotionally-stabililizing stuff like John’s comment on my tribute. In this capacity I feel like Big Tech harvesting good stuff that is not justifiably mine. »» about me 302-990-2346

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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