Phones No More

I had a wonderful weekend away at Bear Creek Camp, the Lutheran church camp I've been connected to in various ways for my entire life. My family and I went there for a special "Labor Day Family Camp," an event I last attended in 1987 or so. Wow. That's a long time. Anyway, while I … Continue reading Phones No More

The only thing that could make a difference between the two sides of a good day 

I've discovered the beauty of predictive text. It's a feature in iOS and other mobile devices that enables your keyboard to guess what your next word will be. When this function is active, there are always three words appearing just above the keyboard. The operating system is making three continually adjusting guesses at what your … Continue reading The only thing that could make a difference between the two sides of a good day 

On Telemarketers and the Origin of Sin

I've gotten several telemarketer calls lately. I should just hang up. I know I should. Instead, my whole world turns red, my stomach churns, my neocortex shuts down, my lizard brain takes ascendance. I should just hang up. I know I should. I should be courteous. I know I should. But I don't. I experience … Continue reading On Telemarketers and the Origin of Sin