A recent snippet in the Denver Post entitled "Feeling an overload of social networking" highlighted what it called "online sociability fatigue". At the coffee shop I frequent, a regular conversation partner commented on the fear young people have of being left out or becoming irrelevant. I wondered if this fatigue might compel us to anchor our significance in something greater than the mediated interfaces that want to define us. Then all the social networking technology would become something that enhances our day (and us) rather then defines it (or us).
We marvel at those who seem to navigate life with exceptional giftedness. Mozart was composing music at age five, first performing at age eight, and producing hundreds of musical masterpieces before he died at age thirty five. Tiger Woods defied categorization, winning major tournaments at a breakneck pace at a young age. Stephen King cranks […]
Did you know that November 17 is officially “coping with uncertainty day”? There are many who feel it should be expanded to include a whole year. Uncertainty is so prevalent these days, maybe we really ought to recognize a “Coping with Uncertainty Century”. According to Paul Johnson in his book Modern Times, the modern world […]
In the movie “Aliens”, a little girl named Newt, found by a visiting crew, gives insight into the cruel, fear-inducing aliens that have decimated her community and home. “They mostly come out at night” she says, “mostly”. The aliens that haunt me during this pandemic mostly come out at night too. They wake me up […]