Blog

Division of Labor / Narrowing of Mind

Here's an experience I had a couple years ago: As I've mentioned elsewhere, I own a window cleaning business. At some point in time, I bought a sophisticated water purification system which -- without delving into the mechanical details -- significantly increased the speed at which we can clean windows. So, we get done cleaning… Continue reading Division of Labor / Narrowing of Mind

The Working Man, Part I

The importance that work holds in our lives cannot be overstated. To a great degree, work defines who we are. This is true not only in a deeper philosophical sense but in an immediate, colloquial sense as well. The question, “Who’s that?” is just as likely to be answered with a description of the person’s… Continue reading The Working Man, Part I

Digital Gluttony and the Hunger for Wonder

One of the particularly strange phenomena observable in modern man is seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5etXw2ngaE Even if we were to say, for the sake of argument, that these smart-phones and other gadgets are worth owning, what could possibly compel people to sacrifice so much time, foregone earnings, comfort, and dignity just to wait in line to… Continue reading Digital Gluttony and the Hunger for Wonder

Technology and Relationships, Part 2, Family

In my book, Human Sunset, I use a lot of screenshots that pertain to loneliness and the deterioration of relationships. I think it’s really important to unpack this – and truly, there is a lot going on as far as this particular aspect of tech goes. You can find Part 1 of this series, dealing… Continue reading Technology and Relationships, Part 2, Family