Dick Tracy and Me

Good Evening, God!

I remember reading the comics as a young child and loving Dick Tracy’s 2-way wrist radio.  WOW!  I thought that idea went back to the 1930s. But, while Dick Tracy started then, the 2-way wrist radio debuted in January of 1946.  I would have been 7 and an instant fan.  Who didn’t think that was the best thing ever!  But by 1964 when it was updated to a 2-way TV I was busy with babies and forgot about the comics.  Our grandson was one of the first to get an iWatch . . . but it passed me by.

Until the iWatch 4 came out and a dear friend regaled me with what it could do . . . showing me her old iWatch 3 to illustrate.  Ah . . .I was hooked!  It arrived and she helped me put on the band and gave me basic instructions.  Since then I’ve called Apple for more help and I am sure there is still a lot to learn.

But, one of the features that delighted me the most was how — when I went swimming — it recorded the distance I swam breast stroke, crawl, backstroke and mixed.  Oh my!  What’s next?

The Smithsonian had an article about 10 inventions that were inspired by science fiction.  One of the inventors quoted Jules Verne, saying “Anything that one man can imagine, another man can make real.”

That quote would make me happier if science fiction were not quite so apocalyptic.  I wish authors were creating stories about HOW we might deal with the rising oceans . . . floods of refugees . . . and the unintended consequences of so many things.

We need help, God.  And perhaps, we need to imagine together before we can work together.

Story teller,

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