Reprogramming the Twitch: Lessons Learned from Two Months Without a Phone

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Must one unplug from reality to properly observe reality? Going without a phone for any extended period of time seems to be the modern day equivalent of a vow of silence. Two months ago I decided to 86 my phone for sixty days as an experiment, just to see what would happen, just to see […]

The Rats in the Tunnel

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Intuitively, we all know this. Even when it’s hard to find, we know it’s there somewhere–somewhere just beyond the bend, somewhere within reach. Finding the light isn’t the hardest part of life’s journey. It’s dealing with what’s hiding in the tunnel that’s incredibly difficult. What […]

A Living Web of Gratitude

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What do you feel when someone thanks you for something? For a comment in a meeting, a task done at home, an extra step taken, an encouraging word. You probably feel seen, appreciated, that you matter to the other person. Maybe a little startled, maybe wondering if you really deserve it, but also glad. Personally, […]

Public Indecency: Please Masturbate in Your Own Room

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This is a picture of a warning sign in the dorms at Miami University (Ohio)–a college we both attended before not finishing college. While it’s a fairly humorous warning (and likely a student prank), the last line also seems to be a suitable synecdoche for the online world: “Please masturbate in your own rooms.” Of […]