keeping devices in their place

In one small way it was kind of a sad Christmas. This year we made the tough choice to get my son a phone for Christmas. Leading up to Christmas, I felt like virtually every parent in The Christmas Story telling Ralphie that he's not ready for that Red Ryder BB gun. "You'll become a mindless drone … Continue reading keeping devices in their place

how to have a happy new year

Recently, our culture has become rather obsessed with turning "Merry Christmas" into some bizarre political football. This was the year where seemingly every issue or special interest quickly morphed into an obsession over night only to dissipate into vapor mere days later. In a year of the silly, ridiculous, and borderline insane the Trumped up … Continue reading how to have a happy new year

putting technology in its place (and why you need to go camping)

One of my favorite moments of the summer happened just last week. Some of my favorite memories growing up involved summer vacations spent all over the country sleeping in an old (air-conditionless) pop-up camper. My parents indoctrinated us with the belief very young that this is how "real families" vacationed. We weren't soft, hotel-people who … Continue reading putting technology in its place (and why you need to go camping)