Communication, Parenting, Philosophy, Technology

Parenting Via Text – How Micro Conversations Keep Me Connected With My Kids

When my kids left for college, I had many moments of panic that we would soon be down to the obligatory once a week phone call where we would engage in 10 minutes of small talk, and I would be more or less disconnected from their lives as they grew into their lives as adults.… Continue reading Parenting Via Text – How Micro Conversations Keep Me Connected With My Kids

Communication, Politics

The Power of our Words

Margaret Atwood wrote, “A word after a word after a word is power.” Never have I seen this more in my lifetime than in the last year and a half. Until this last few days. I have seen and heard most of the ugliest speech our language permits traded back and forth between people during… Continue reading The Power of our Words

Communication, Philosophy

Choosing Kindness Over Anger

Growing up, my mother always admonished me when I would say mean things about other people, telling me that if I didn’t have anything nice to say, then I shouldn’t say anything at all. I will admit, I struggle with this, as many people do. After September 11th, I pledged to treat everyone I met… Continue reading Choosing Kindness Over Anger