5 ways to keep screens from taking over my day

Rosalyn Picard from MIT describes a study of college students where half were allowed to use social media as they normally would; the other half were limited to 10 minutes a day. The group using a limited amount of SM showed clinically significant reductions of loneliness and depression. Those who used it without any change…

Life is Jazz

Dave Brubeck is my favorite jazz pianist. Some of his best-loved tunes are some of my favorite songs, of any genre. When Dave went to college, he couldn't read music. Because of that, he almost didn't graduate from the school of music. The dean told him, "You're a disgrace to the college." He only made…

porches vs garages

On a recent walk through a small town near where I live, I noticed something. Many of the older houses had plenty of porch space. There was room for chairs, swings, even tables. Clearly, these houses were built before air conditioning; but they were also built so folks could come and "sit a spell." One…