My Google Pixel XL arrived yesterday. It was easy to unbox. Setting up the phone took about 20 minutes. I elected to treat it like a new installation and install applications on first use. You can expect a review in about a week. In the meantime, please do not let the suspense of my impending review slow you down. Maybe it is time to think about the potentially dystopian nature of the intersection of technology and modernity. Maybe the way news is delivered has contributed to the disjointed nature of our national dialogue. Our politics includes the life experiences of multiple generations. Together we form a civil society that drives our nation forward. Together we build an intergenerational tapestry that defines our social fabric. Elections tend to test the edges of that fabric. They pull on the things that wedge us apart. Elections are a time of deciding. Outside of that moment of choice we are all in this together. Today no more than the next. Today no more than the last. Together we strive forward toward a better tomorrow. Some of that promise involves technology. Some of it involves changes in our communities of place, circumstance, or interest.