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To improve is to change…

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. – Winston Churchill

There have been a number of changes here at HBTB over the last few months, which some of you may have noticed.  The most recent change is the new web address.  Welcome, dear readers, to!

I’ve been spending a lot of time getting my new spiritual direction website,, up and running and updating my social media accounts in the last few days.  Now it’s time to give HBTB a new look worthy of the .com upgrade.

Due to the makeover, I won’t be posting much this week, but please be sure to stop by and browse around to see what’s changed.  I may also be enlisting your opinions on Twitter and Facebook, so be sure to share your thoughts along the way.



10 Merits of Digital Community

  1. We are available anywhere and everywhere there is internet access.
  2. We meet people we may never have interacted with otherwise and thus expand our horizons.
  3. We can focus less on socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, or custom and more on loving relationship.
  4. We can communicate more readily across language barriers with online translation programs.
  5. We can “see” and speak with people very far away and feel for a moment that our physical distance cannot diminish our emotional connection.
  6. We can more readily and naturally take advantage of social media to interact, encourage, educate, and influence ourselves, each other, and those not directly involved in our community.
  7. We can retain and maintain friendships forged in physical proximity but separated by job, family, or calling.
  8. We can reconnect with those we may have lost contact with.
  9. We can better respect and cater to the needs of introverts who thrive in environments that limit the energy needed for social situations and allow for internal processing.
  10.  We can better respect and cater to the needs of shy and socially anxious people as well as people with physical limitations that make physical interaction more difficult.
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