the internet is not a panacea

In a press conference last week announcing the closure of schools for the rest of the year, Missouri Governor Mike Parson said, "Schools should continue remote learning for their students until the end date previously set on their academic calendars." I was thinking about that this afternoon as I was helping my oldest with his … Continue reading the internet is not a panacea

sabbatical

A quick update. As many of you know, Ozark Christian College has generously offered me a sabbatical from this June to December. I have several personal and professional goals for the sabbatical, but I have two primary purposes. First, the sabbatical will allow me the time and space to finish my dissertation. My intent is … Continue reading sabbatical

digital minimalism

According to Common Sense Media, around half of American teenagers feel addicted to their mobile devices. About 28% of teens feel their parents are addicted to their mobile devices. According to Adam Alter's book¬†Irresistible,¬†there were 280 million smartphone addicts worldwide in 2015. That would amount to the fourth most populous country in the world. Alter … Continue reading digital minimalism