in Uncategorized by on May 23rd, 2009

As I communicate on the information super highway I am reminded of the need we all have for contact. We all need to communicate with each other and in a world that has become less social and personal we humans seek out new ways to communicate. So we email, instant message, twitter, blog and use any other means of media to stay in touch with those close and those we don’t even know.

We seek to communicate in a world where communication is both easy and hard, where it is often times easier to talk to those whom we don’t know rather than to the people closest to us.  Why? Because in the forum of electronic and anonymous communication we can feel safe in revealing our thoughts, feelings and emotions. We can express ourselves in a faceless way hiding behind our masks but still able to be heard and respected.

As a scholar, I find this a fascinating new genre for communication. I feel there are inherent dangers in the cyber world. Not just the ones we read about each day: the stalkers, the villains that want to steal from us or the predators seeking out their new prey. The facelessness of cyber space leaves us connected yet disconnected. We share but not in a way that is always tangible.

However, through this venue of electronic connections, the world is changing. The face of society is changing and with it we are changing. We must always remember that there is nothing that can take away from the warm hug or hardy handshake of a friend or stranger. The face-to-face conversations that keep us in contact, not only with those we see every day but also in touch with ourselves. So we enjoy the blogs, the IM, the Face book, MySpace, and Twitters always remembering that it is the people closest to us that we inspire everyday and who also inspire us.

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Welcome

in Uncategorized by on January 13th, 2009

Welcome to NarroWay Press and the site of my new blog.  I plan to share with all of my readers my thoughts on varying subjects from religion to politics, fiction to nonfiction, and what it is like living life with a chronic and terminal illness.   I will also be updating you on my new book projects as they progress and hope to hear back from YOU the reader.

I can only progress as a writer if I listen to the feedback from my readers. I am also looking to YOU for ideas and suggestions on subjects you would like me to write about. We can learn from each other and in turn teach others about God, love, and life.

Thank you for taking your time to visit this site, and I hope that this is the start of a great new era in religious thought and theory.

Dr. Roy A. Teel Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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