I wonder how many lonesome people have missed meeting their soul mate because they were looking down at their mobile phone. While cradling their devices, mister or miss right walked right past them. There are more lonely people in this world today than ever before. And the irony is that right under our noses, our one true love passes by without the lonely soul even realizing it because they are looking down at an illuminated screen. I knew the end of the world was near when my mother began texting me instead of calling. So there we both were, mother and son, messaging back and forth with each other, and then I accidentally hit the call button and it began dialing her. I immediately hung up and texted back “Sorry, I didn't mean to call you". What have we become? A civilization of people typing to each other? Have you seen the couple at dinner inside a romantic restaurant sitting across from each other, but instead of gazing into each other’s eyes, they are gazing into their phones texting the outside world? I think that making it illegal to text and drive is actually a more dangerous law than its intended meaning. Remember before the law was passed how you could openly text and drive holding your phone up to the steering wheel? Now you have to hold the phone on your lap and constantly look down at it while driving. It still looks odd to me when I see old folks texting. I don't know why but it just does. I wonder who the hell are they typing to, God? Maybe our heavenly father is too busy to respond to messages that say “I'll be there in 5 minutes" why say that anyway, just be there in 5 minutes. Why do we now need to know a minute to minute account of where you are? I was reading a text while crossing Adams Avenue, I had the green light then suddenly a felt the whoosh of a car that ran the light. One more step and I'd be pushing up the daisies. I bet the jackass in that speeding car was looking down at his phone and never saw the red light or my pale grey face in horror. This modern world is going to kill us if it hasn't already. I am writing this watching a young child play with a toy cell phone, so I know it's only going to get worse from here out. Why don't be begin implanting cell phones into pregnant mothers so they can talk to the fetus and ask if there is anything she can do or get for it. This is the world’s longest text message. I’ll hit send now. PS I am on tour in Australia for a 7 weeks but I will be keeping a video tour diary. This tiny film from my train ride up to The Blue Mountains yesterday to do a radio interview gave me time to learn how to shoot, edit and upload from my new device that I am constantly looking down at.