In about an hour I will be participating in a great experiment. For 24 hours, starting at sundown Friday March 4, 2011, people across the nation will reclaim time, slow down their lives and reconnect with friends, family, the community and themselves.
The National Day of Unplugging, from the creators of The Sabbath Manifesto, challenges us to put down our smartphones, stop checking our email, stop updating our Facebook and Twitter statuses, and take time for the things that matter.
The National Day of Unplugging is a great opportunity to give back to your community, your country and the planet by committing time to the social, civic or environmental cause you care most about. Celebrate by volunteering with an individual or organization in need, or by working on your own DIY service.
This is not just an jewish thing - it's a people thing. Can you disconnect for 24 hours? Let me know Sunday.