I spend a significant portion of my day tweeting and posting to Facebook as part of my CalCPA public relations responsibilities. I also daily go through a couple hundred emails, both at work and at home. But as of this writing, I’m taking a sabbatical from social media and email as I’m going on vacation (specifically a cruise) and I don’t want to check email or post photos of my meals to Twitter or Facebook.

Indeed, the only digital thing I’m planning on doing is reading books on my Kindle. I love my Kindle. It weighs only a few ounces, saving me luggage space and weight that paper books would take up. And I have stored on my Kindle scores of books both old and new. If I get bored with one, I can quickly switch to another. (One of my favorite websites is Project Gutenberg, from which you can download classic works of literature onto your Kindle or computer for free. All the copyrights on such books have long expired.)

So do me a favor, please do not send me any emails while I’m gone (I don’t want to wade through thousands when I return to work), and don’t call my cell. Let me enjoy my time on the deck of a cruise ship in the Coral Sea with an umbrella drink in one hand and my Kindle in the other.