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I know there are times when I’m too tuned in …
I can feel it.
It’s that computerized conundrum we find ourselves in these days:
Love the connection, the info, the ease of getting stuff done.
Hate the fevered-focus-brain-fog syndrome that hits when we get too caught up in living online.
Been there, done that—right?
Not unlike an addiction, this fact-paced electronic lifestyle can be hard to quit—even for a few hours.
Sometimes willpower alone just doesn’t cut it.
We know we should unplug, but … hang on … just one more e-mail …
I’d like you to meet Manuela.
She is a maven of mystery,
a practitioner of patience,
a survivor in the purest sense.
Manuela, I should mention,
is also …
a red-footed tortoise, to be exact,
and she has a story that rivals fiction.
Let’s just say that the Count of Monte Cristo had nothing on this resilient reptile.
You see, Manuela has been in exile for 30 years …
Let me just start by saying …
A woman named Sue Austin has just rocked my world,
challenging any notion I ever entertained about limitation.
When you can merge the words “wheelchair” and “scuba diving” in the same sentence, you know you’re in the presence of something,