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Come on, Disconnect for a Day!

What would it be like to go without ultra-modern technology? What if you had to give up your mobile communicating device (cell phone), iPad, iPod, laptop computer, digital cable television, satellite car radio, etc. for 24 hours. That would mean no texting, no Tweeting, no Facebook, no Snapchat, no Facetime, no IM-ing, none of that stuff!

Could you do it?  Is it even remotely possible?

I know, I know. Call me what you want. I’m an old fart, an “old schooler,” a soon-to-be grandpa. But, come on, face the music, people! Get your head out of your app and detox from the digital atmosphere! These devices which we use to connect with each other are actually cutting us off from the natural world as well as the people around us. It seems to me that it’s getting even worse for kids, too. I ready a survey the other day that indicates the average American boy or girl spends more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen of some sort. That’s crazy! Another survey shows that kids spend little time outdoors playing, between just four and seven minutes per day, and that mobile phone use tops 80% among teenagers. It’s time to take action! Cabela’s, the large outdoor sporting goods retailer, is challenging you to pick your own personal Disconnect Day – just one day, one day to set aside your high-tech, electronic gadgetry and reconnect with the great outdoors and loved ones.


Think about it. It may be the most important day of the year for you or in the life of someone you love! Take a look and listen.

Why not join me in choosing your own Disconnect Day at MyDisconnectDay.com


It will be time well spent!


About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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