The Surly Big Easy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3at3h-yebc I wouldn't say I have regrets (Sam Harris would argue I could never have done differently than I have in the past anyway) but with the benefit of hindsight, there are things I would do differently given the choice again. When we moved to our current house my kids were little and we settled [...]

Powering Down

Cal Newport's latest book, Digital Minimalism, is on my to-read list. I came across this blog post of his recently about a Sam Harris podcast with Stephen Fry. In response to Sam comparing the practice of meditation to the human development of the skill to read, Cal writes; "Meditation, by contrast, is more palliative than [...]

The Rise of ‘Sharenting’

Interesting article from The Atlantic, "When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online", about parents who share their kids' lives and images online - now referred to as 'sharenting'. Back when I still had social media accounts, I didn't share much about my kids - or photos of them - more out of fear [...]