Our phones have taken a hold of us and the constant feedback of messages, emails, and social networks can be addicting. Today, turn off your phone. Put it in a drawer or even get a cell phone sleeping bag. We survived and communicated for millennia without cell phones, today you’ll be just fine.
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.