About Face (Or Why I Left Facebook)

As someone whose brain is almost always running at full throttle—even when I’m exhausted—I’m always thinking of change. How can I get more out of life. How can I remove roadblocks on the road to something better? What’s holding me back? What’s worth the hassle and what’s not? And what helps me be a better person?

There are many answers to all of these, but one common thread of late is Facebook. Ah, Facebook, once the tool of the college crowd, now the playroom of grandmas, celebrity-hounds, and businesses trying to sell us something. I’m not knocking any of these, mind you, but they do help me see that Facebook has lost its value in my daily life. Sure I can keep up with… Read More …

Mental Masturbation

Okay. I admit it. I have a problem.

I have to be mentally stimulated all the time. I can’t just watch TV…I have to be on the internet or reading at the same time. I can’t just work on one project, but must check the news, weather, or even map something in a different window. I can’t even finish a long email (or blog) without getting distracted and pulling up something else to read or watch. My brain is… Read More …