June 11, 2018

Let’s say you having a garden party that involves putting on a lunch.  Your daughter is coming and, as usual, she is late.  You are going to put the garlic toast in the oven 7 minutes before lunch is served.  The hors d’oeuvres are just about consumed and everyone is waiting for the meal.  Now you could call her and risk a car accident when she fumbles for her phone . . . or you could simply use the Life360 app on your smart phone.  Since she is in your “clan” you can see exactly where she is on the road and know how long it will take her to arrive.  7 minutes before her appearance, the toast goes in the oven and voila, lunch is served just as she enters.  Life360 is a free app that lets you see the location of the smart phone of your clan members anywhere in the world.  Currently we are watching the travels of our adopted family in Japan.  Now granted, this does cost you a degree of privacy because your family also has the ability to see where you are, but to me this is another way of maintaining family ties and I encourage you to try it if it sounds appealing.

Stan, The Blog Man