When I was a rebellious free spirit during the ’60s, I had a fantasy. In the tradition of Euell Gibbons, Daniel Boone and Henry David Thoreau, I was going to leave it all behind, go into the woods and “live off the grid.” I gave up that dream after almost five days without electricity.
I’m still recuperating from Tropical Storm Isaias and life without power, phone, water and Internet. Most people can get by without a shower, but without the Internet? No can do.