Kids, Screen Time, and Digital Detox

It's common knowledge that people - from kids to adults - spend substantial time in front of a screen (e.g. smartphone, laptop, tablet, gaming system, TV, etc.). And it's common knowledge that excessive screen time is detrimental to a person's health, mental state, and overall wellness. After studying this topic for a few years, last… Continue reading Kids, Screen Time, and Digital Detox

Media, Commercialism, Technology, and Manipulation (Schaeffer)

In 1979 Francis Schaeffer teamed up with U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to write a book that reflected on humanity and the inhumane aspects of our American culture: Whatever Happened to the Human Race? This book is over forty years old. Yes, it is dated in a few ways. But much of it is… Continue reading Media, Commercialism, Technology, and Manipulation (Schaeffer)

Can’t Live Without Your Smart Phone? (Price)

 It doesn't take an expert to realize that many people spend hours on their smartphones each day.  No matter where you go there are people staring at their phones.  At traffic lights, waiting rooms, baseball games, restaurants, and hiking paths, you'll find people on their smartphones.  Some people can't handle it when they forget their… Continue reading Can’t Live Without Your Smart Phone? (Price)

How To Break Up With Your Phone (Price)

 I really enjoy technology and I am glad we have it to help us make our lives easier in many ways.  However, the downside to some technology is that it so quickly enslaves us.  The smart phone of course, is the perfect example.  I've had one for nearly three years now, and thankfully I haven't… Continue reading How To Break Up With Your Phone (Price)

The Internet and Our Brains

This is a book worth reading if you want to learn the how the internet affects our thinking: Nicholas Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.  I'm not quite finished with it, so I'll reserve all my comments for later.  Here's a helpful quote to give you an idea of the… Continue reading The Internet and Our Brains