Is this Heaven? No, it’s Facebook

I had a revelation recently. In that moment of clarity I realized that the online relationship site Facebook is as close to Heaven as reality will ever be for me.Now I should explain that I am not a religious person and if pressed I would go beyond even agnostic to call myself an atheist. However I do remember in my younger days of religious belief thinking to myself that in the afterlife I would be able to catch up with all those people who went in and out of my life “like waiters in a restaurant” (to steal a line from the movie “Stand By Me.”) I pictured myself walking through the clouds, harp slung on my back, passing all these people whom I once called family, friends or even enemies. The Free Speech Zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the TC Daily Planet. This is an open forum for articles that otherwise might not find a place for publication, including news articles, opinion columns, announcements and even a few press releases. Continue Reading