April 29, 2017

flip phone update

i think my regression experiment is over. my awesome motorola razr is unable to find a signal. which is ok, i guess. i’m going to continue to work on leaving my phone in another room and also looking at the internet less (it doesn’t do much when i look at my laptop instead of my phone). i’m a much less angry person now than i was when i started this project. that’s probably a result of a few things: i’ve curated my facebook and twitter feeds to be less news and more other stuff i’m interested in: books, cats, yoga, running, gardens, weird facts, etc. i’ve been trying to let…

January 13, 2017

party like it's 2006

a couple years ago i had started thinking about getting rid of my iphone. don’t get me wrong; i love that thing. if i could, i’d marry it. therein lies the problem.  the iphone introduced a magical world where every thing you’d ever want to know was right at your fingertips.  want to know how to get to the nearest mcdonald’s? google maps. stopping by jcpenney and wonder if there’s a coupon? google it. grocery shopping at target? cartwheel. need to remember to bring something somewhere? set up a reminder. want to track your runs? runkeeper. need something to listen to during your runs? podcasts and spotify. out and about,…