blackout

I’m at my parents’ place in Toronto. We’ve had a blackout now for 2 hours.
I managed to watch 45 minutes of the HBO miniseries “John Adams” on my
laptop before the batteries died. And now i’m blogging on my battery
powered smartphone.

I guess I should go to sleep now. It’s too dark to read by candlelight.

Quite amazing how much of our lives depends on electricity. TV and
computers and cell phones make up pretty much the entirety of my non-social
evenings. I can’t work, write or dull my brain with episodes of “Dr Who”.

What will I do when we revert to a new stone age in 30 years?