Spring Forward No More

Let’s talk about daylight saving time for a sec. Raise your hand if you’d like to see it abolished! My hand is raised. Last Fall, when we were supposed to “Fall back” (turn clocks back one hour), I wrote about finally ending this whole messing with the clock thing every year. So it’s time to file a complaint against it once more. Especially in the … Continue reading Spring Forward No More

Thoughts On Social Media

Some of my thoughts lately have dwelled on Social Media like Facebook. I often re-think my personal use of it, and I also ponder general ideas about the pros and cons of social networks in our culture. These kinds of thoughts are also prevalent in the news and other publications, which fuel my thoughts more. I deleted several of my social media accounts before for … Continue reading Thoughts On Social Media

Why I Quit Facebook

I quit Facebook. I chose the nuke from orbit option: deletion instead of deactivation. The recent Cambridge Analytica data exploit was the catalyst for my decision. But I had been wary of Facebook before and was already detaching from it. Over my 9 years of friending, liking, and sharing, Facebook has been a mixed bag. I’ve enjoyed the positive things about it, but the negatives … Continue reading Why I Quit Facebook

The Matrix Of Social Media

Billions of people are going about their lives every day, oblivious to the truth: just like The Matrix, Social Media has them. We live in an online world of mindless scrolling, hooked on ‘likes’. Impulsively, we go to Facebook or Instagram to check our notifications. The ‘feeds’ beckon our minds to…keep checking–but for what? It seems Social Media Addiction is a thing, and it seems … Continue reading The Matrix Of Social Media