And the two become one

So, I had my first occurrence of online interactions meshing with the real world…hmmm…

I became passionate about ,wakeboarding a few years back (I really don’t like sports, but absolutely LOVE wakeboarding - this video will give you a general idea of what it is) and have been posting on the DallasWakeboarding site recently. Someone asked if anyone had a video, and I popped up with ‘yes’. Me met halfway a couple of days later and exchanged DVD’s.

I know. NOT a big deal. But it was still weird for me as it was a new experience. Kids are different, though. The funny thing is that when I asked who all had IM accounts in our church youth group the other night - they ALL raised their hands! I’ve mentioned this before, and David Warlik talks about being digital natives, but I was simply reminded of my immigrant status.

Online communities provide an avenue not possible before - connections with people we never would have met. It baffles me how these communities can be local or international, but still connect people in a way that we hadn’t even thought possible ten years ago. So, I’m not sure if this is where the left lane ends, but I’ll at least chalk up another experience and hopefully have a new buddy to throw down some tricks with…

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