Is Texting Ruining Our Ability to Write?

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A couple of days ago I blogged on the question: Is texting ruining our relationships? Following a New York Times article by Sherry Turkle, I answered this question with: “Quite possibly. At least sometimes.” Well, the Times is at it again. In “Talking with Your Fingers,” John McWhorter responds to the frequently heard charge that [Read More...]

How Not to Drive Your Friends and Colleagues Crazy Through E-mail


If you use e-mail – and that still includes most of us – you know how helpful it can be. You also know how aggravating it can be. Even with a decent spam filter, you probably don’t need or want to read half of your email, maybe more. I have some friends who hit the [Read More...]

Is Texting Ruining Our Relationships?

Yes, according to Sherry Turkle, psychologist and professor at M.I.T. and the author several books, including Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. In a recent column in the New York Times, Turkle documents what she calls a “flight from conversation.” Here’s how her column begins: WE live in [Read More...]

Would Jesus Have a Facebook Page? No . . .


Part 3 of series: Would Jesus Have a Facebook Page? A couple of days ago, I raised the question: Would Jesus have a Facebook page? Yesterday, I answered in the affirmative, giving reasons why Jesus, if he lived today, would have a Facebook page. Today, I want to regroup and offer some thoughts on why [Read More...]