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A Textual Relationship

A Textual Relationship

08.12.2014
People hardly talk on the phone these days. We text. Send pics. Tweet. But can you really get to know the essence of a person in these...
Is Your Child Old Enough To Text And Post Online?

Is Your Child Old Enough To Text And Post Online?

08.11.2014
In this world of instant messaging and constant contact, you may be tempted to say whatever comes to your mind in a given moment. Don't...
Through the Looking Glass: How Entertainment Media Just Gets in the Way

Through the Looking Glass: How Entertainment Media Just Gets in the Way

08.11.2014
While some apps are educational and have some merit, there is something to be said about putting limitations on the time we spend with...
Connection and Reflection for Healthy Aging

Connection and Reflection for Healthy Aging

08.11.2014
I worry that this is a dying art -- the ability to be unconnected to technology, and to instead focus on in person relationships, prayer,...
Facebook: Deeper Than You Think

Facebook: Deeper Than You Think

08.11.2014
I believe Facebook sharing often reveals the individual nature of goodness and hope, the antidote to destruction or how close we come to...
How to Conquer 'Inboxitis' (and Enjoy the Rest of Summer)

How to Conquer 'Inboxitis' (and Enjoy the Rest of Summer)

08. 5.2014
I was finding myself preoccupied with checking my phone at all hours of the waking day. Since I believe in the power of the mind and one's...
5 Apps and Sites to Escape Brain Drain and Get Kids Ramped Up for Back-to-School

5 Apps and Sites to Escape Brain Drain and Get Kids Ramped Up for Back-to-School

08. 4.2014
Here are five apps and websites to help parents get their elementary schoolers up to speed on a variety of subjects -- including Math,...
Facing the Facebook Blues

Facing the Facebook Blues

08. 4.2014
Facebook has helped many people reconnect with long-lost friends and stay in the orbit of people we've just met. But as many others have...
Why 'Friends Forever' Is False Advertising

Why 'Friends Forever' Is False Advertising

08. 4.2014
Perhaps we were all a bit hasty with the phrase we coined at primary school -- friends forever -- more often than not it's a promise both...
5 Things I Learned About Life on My First Backpacking Trip

5 Things I Learned About Life on My First Backpacking Trip

08. 4.2014
For three days, I didn't brush my hair, I didn't wear makeup and I wore the same pants. Pee splattered on my ankles, and my nails were...
The Real Point Of Going Off The Grid

The Real Point Of Going Off The Grid

08. 2.2014
It was time to unplug -- and not because I was guilted or shamed into it, but rather because it was time to seize another opportunity....
Hang Up the Phone!

Hang Up the Phone!

07.31.2014
Put your phone down and pay attention, life is passing us by every second we choose not to. Maybe there is a new adage brewing for our...
7 Ways Your Smartphone Can Actually Make You Happier

7 Ways Your Smartphone Can Actually Make You Happier

Leigh Weingus  07.31.2014
Smartphones get a pretty bad rap, and not without reason. We tap away at our phones instead of talking to our friends, sleep with them...
Why Parents Shouldn't Be Concerned About Their Children's Texting

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Concerned About Their Children's Texting

07.29.2014
My assumption had been that when children use incorrectly spelled words, poor grammar, change the way words look in print, and substitute...