Science has come a long way during my lifetime (a short 25 years or a long 25 years depending on how you live your life). The idea that I hold more technology in my pocket on any given day than the entire world had for millions of years...is incredible. I still remember how my mother used to write extremely long letters to my relatives in France, Portugal, etc. in the days before email. I remember how excited she used to be whenever a letter came in from abroad, full of news from relatives she could not see for years at a time. Today, it seems like communication is something we take for granted. I gave up Facebook for Lent and I cannot believe how tough it was in the beginning. Though I've gotten used to it, I almost feel like I am cut off from my friends and family....and even my boyfriend.