Cal Newport's book Digitial Minimalism next to a smartphone with headphones attached

Conversation Office Hours

This year, I tried something new as my Lenten practice: conversation office hours. I came across this idea while reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport.

Digging Deeper into Social Media

Maybe we’re just living in a world full of limited options for community. Maybe behind our “obsession” with social media is really just an “obsession” with the human community.

Breaking Up With My Phone: Part III

Many of us feel a lack of self-control around technology and have strong desires to develop healthier relationships with our devices. Luckily, there are dozens of authors, commentators, and individuals who are helping us envision radical new ways of living lives independent of technology, and intentionally with technology.

A hand chained to a smartphone

Breaking Up With My iPhone

Is it possible, in the age of smartphones, to have healthy relationships with technology? How has excessive phone use affected our mental health?

a phone with the screen set to grayscale

I Grayscaled My Phone

It turns out that grayscaling your screen doesn’t just make your phone boring and less interesting to look at. It also makes your phone’s user interface more confusing and harder to parse with a single glance. Which, thereby, makes me less inclined to spend time on my phone and more inclined to throw my phone across the room and go read or go outside.