Seeking Balance in a Skewed Lifestyle

Farmers MarketBrenda and I just got back from the Raleigh Farmer’s Market.  I was surprised at how busy they were.  We actually had to leave some stalls and come back later because of the demand —  mostly for peaches.  Most stalls were a repeat of tomatoes, field peas, young potatoes, okra, and just about every variety of squash and eggplant imaginable.

The shear volume and variety of produce and locally made nick-nack merchandise indicated enormous work and ingenuity, and the range of colors were so pleasing to the eye.   It was humbling?

Do these folks and their children need to be able to search and evaluate Net-based information?  Do they need to be able to produce video, publish on the web, or analyze tabular data from the web?  Well, the answer is yes.  However, it isn’t their whole world.  It’s a hammer and a saw — a hoe and a rake. 

I’m an evangelist!  As such, I’m warped.  I have a skewed perspective — and I appreciate that.  I simply hope to be able to recognize opportunities for balance and to seize on them.  Perhaps the peach cobbler Brenda’s making right now will be one of those opportunities 🙂

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.