As of this morning I still don’t have landline phone, internet, or cable TV at home. And I really don’t miss it all that much. While the power was out I read several books, including “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and an unauthorized biography of Broadway producer David Merrick, who was basically Donald Trump without the charm. When the sun set, I went to bed.
Now the I have power, I got some writing done last night and watched some episodes of “The West Wing” on DVD on my computer. But being without the electronic links — or leashes — to the outside world has its advantages, and while I’d like them back sometime soon, it’s not like I’m dying for a fix. I have a lot more books I can read for the first time and I can enjoy, as Lawrence and Lee noted in “Inherit the Wind,” the charm of distance.