I finally joined Facebook. All the kids are doing it, right? I wasn't sure what real purpose it would serve, but then three days after I set up shop on this "social networking" site a dear friend from high school found me – after we'd lost touch 15 years ago. It was delightful to say the least, and since then I've connected with a few other old pals.
You've got to be careful with these absorbing networking sites. They can burn the hours at a terrifying rate. And if you're like Guitar Dad, you've got too much other important stuff to do – work crazy hours at the office, raise kids, nurture a marriage, scare your neighbors with snarling electric guitar sounds, pull weeds, save the world.
Even so, I will duly celebrate my initiation into Facebook and look forward to expanding my network of "friends." I may be a graying middle-aged father who long ago shed his "cool' quotient, but you can't say I'm not embracing technology, or social media, or whatever it's called.