i am spending the next two days at a local retreat center for a school class retreat. the place is in the woods in between two small cities of about 1,800 and 4,000 people. each of those big, thriving metropolises are 15 to 20 miles away. basically we are in the boondocks. this translates to no cell phone coverage which is not really a bad thing except for the fact that i’m supposed to be on call this week. of course, the irony of this to me is that while i can’t be reached on my cell phone the retreat center campus is covered by wifi. thus i can surf the net in a place that i can’t even use my cell phone in. i think that’s pretty cool.