I bought my first personal cellphone in 2006.  In 2012, a radio consultant kept calling it my “dumbphone”.

I broke down and spent more of my monthly pay on the device

He implied I would be better off with a smartphone for work-related issues.  I broke down and spent more of my monthly pay on the device.

On the rare mornings I leave the house without it, I’m bummed for hours.  Funny, a technology I never had an interest in just a decade ago plays such a major part in my life.  A recent medical paper maintained people forgetting or losing a cellphone experience something akin to the loss of a family member!

The writer and retired radio host, Garrison Keillor, is ruminating on the attachment.  A pompous man who believes liberalism is a self-evident truth, Keillor is still one of the nation’s great storytellers.  We may not always agree about politics except when it comes to telephones.