Database in the cloudMarooned in a database for life.

Parts of me spread throughout cyberspace. I want them back.

Life was good when nobody knew anything about me…

They couldn’t Google my name before they met me. They couldn’t look at my Facebook history and make assumptions.

I want my privacy back. I am not a terrorist.

I am a nobody of bits in a computer cloud. My opinions are deduced from data. I am polled without a say.

I used to go out and play, but time is so precious as laptop and phone devour my day. I am too reachable by digital distraction that the kayak no longer gets wet. Sports are on big TVs with the refrigerator close by.

There are commercials for everything I want. How did they know that? Who are the “they”? I have never had a personal contact with any one of them”.

How do you look a man in the eye if it is only a camera lens?

Is there a database laxative?

I want to start over and open a chain of Database Purging Centers.

Serene music and smiles.

No forms to fill out.

We only deal in cash.


Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 11 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.


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