Governor Mark Sandford of South Carolina sure attracted attention the past few days when it was reported that he had “disappeared.” The first story, from his staff, was that he was hiking by himself on the Appalachian Trail. But the second story was that he was in Argentina. I guess those two locations are easy to confuse–both are four-syllable words beginning with “A.” The most recent story, as of a few minutes ago, added even more intrigue, with the Governor confessing to an affair with a woman in Argentina.
I’m bringing up this particular subject right now, because I’m “going off the grid” for five days myself. I will be unreachable by e-mail, voice mail, or cell phone, and I find the prospect a bit scary. Will I go through electronic withdrawal?
I won’t be hiking the Appalachian Trail or jetting off to Buenos Aires. I’ll just be at the Audubon Center of the North Woods in northern Minnesota on a five-day men’s retreat. I expect to return to the online world on Monday–with a few mosquito bites and a big dose of wisdom.