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Master of Your iDomain: Who Controls Your Attention?
January 10th, 2018

At the end of each issue of my favorite weekly news digest The Week is a 2-page section called “The last word.” It features a substantive (polite word for “long”) piece of extraordinary writing. In the final issue of last year they ran this article on digital life and attention by Craig Mod, a must-read for folks mindful enough […]


iMPATIENCE and iMPULSIVENESS: Deadly Effects of Wired Life?
November 15th, 2017

This one’s personal, folks. It’s one thing to recognize the discouraging association between smartphones and impatience, and it’s a whole other thing to experience that impatience on a daily basis in a potentially deadly way. Creeping along a clogged-up patch of the 101 freeway on a recent trip to Los Angeles, I was gob-smacked to see […]


Digital Dependence: Our Ridiculous Addiction?
October 18th, 2017

This whole issue of how entranced and attached we are to our smartphones — and to the social media they link us to — is soooo challenging and touchy, isn’t it? I think because at some level we suspect that, even though the technology that has put them in our hands is extraordinarily brilliant, far from being […]


Talking to Children About Tragedy
October 3rd, 2017

It seems parents are confronted with increasing regularity with this question in the wake of unspeakable tragedy: How do I tell my child about this? Do we follow our natural instinct to protect them, and say as little as possible, couching what we do say in bubble-wrapped terms? Is that the way to help a […]

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