Peter Shelton

Singing the Cell Phone Blues

Posted in Uncategorized by pshelton on February 10, 2012

Way back in grade school somewhere we were forced to learn a poem and then recite it back to the class. The poem was “Eletelephony” by Laura Elizabeth Richards.

Once there was an elephant / Who tried to use the telephant –

No! No! I mean an elephone / Who tried to use the telephone.

(Dear me! I’m not certain quite / That even now I’ve got it right.) . . .

Phones and I have had a complicated relationship ever since. (more…)