Why I’m Leaving Facebook, or, Weaning off The Feed (and Watching Finches)

I have been weaning off of social media. Yesterday, I deleted my Twitter account entirely. I've decided to be far less active on Facebook, except for sharing things with people who might be interested. The Feed is was gets me. It's too much. It's too much all at once. I gave it a shot. I … Continue reading Why I’m Leaving Facebook, or, Weaning off The Feed (and Watching Finches)

Bill Gorton on Being Daunted: A Twitter Bio for the Lost Generation

 I'm rereading Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises for the first time in many, many years.  There are problems with it.  The brief observation below about one of Bill Gorton's better lines is in no way meant to mitigate other issues with the text.  "Ought not to daunt you.  Never be daunted. Secret of my … Continue reading Bill Gorton on Being Daunted: A Twitter Bio for the Lost Generation

Meta Sermons and Social Media

I'm very grateful for the opportunity I had to share the message at First Presbyterian Church yesterday at the 8:45 and 10:10 alternative services. Thank you! I used social media to frame part of the message, saying that Pinterest had bucked conventional wisdom because it's a platform where people share inspiring and uplifting things.  By … Continue reading Meta Sermons and Social Media

A Real Live Webpage from 1996, Preserved In Its Natural Habitat; Fiction as Public Engagement

Christopher Cocca No, not the official Berkshire Hathaway page. I'm talking about the Periodic Table of Comic Books! If you've been trying to cross reference an element with its appearances in various comics over the last few decades, I've just given you the last resource you should ever need. If you're trying to explain the … Continue reading A Real Live Webpage from 1996, Preserved In Its Natural Habitat; Fiction as Public Engagement

How Should We Talk About How We Spend our Part of the Phantom Trillion?

A second (in some cases third or fourth) thank you to everyone sharing and talking about the phantom trillion piece on Huffington.  Yesterday I asked people for ideas about mobilizing their share of the phantom trillion toward direct impact in places where it matters most and how to encourage others to do the same.  Brian … Continue reading How Should We Talk About How We Spend our Part of the Phantom Trillion?