I will be leaving for a vacation in just a couple of days, and one of things that I am most looking forward to is seeing my entire family unplug. We will be staying in a remote location where there is no cell reception, no internet, no Xbox, and no TV. As a rule we put down our many mobile devices for more than a week, and it is absolutely glorious. At first it’s a little awkward, and I have to fight my impulse to grab my beloved iphone and use one of its apps, but fairly quickly my brain recalls the decades of my life when I didn’t always have a device at my side. My kids are suddenly required to fill their free time with something other than Temple Run and Minecraft, and my wife and I refrain from checking our work emails, or posting on Facebook or Instagram. To put it mildly, it’s heaven. Over the 8 days of vacation we reconnect with each other on a much deeper level than we do at any other point of the year.