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 [...]

The Art of Rush

When I was in art class in 7th grade I used to hang out with this 'heavy metal kid' - not because I was into heavy metal per se, but because I was good at hand-drawn band logos. We bonded over our versions of Iron Maiden's unique workmark. One day I mentioned I played drums [...]