Good day today. I lurked in Best Buy checking out the stuff and then got some groceries at Walmart. Then I went to Barnes and Nobles and looked at books and magazines. Next, I went to church. Now I think I will watch some TV….
It’s so easy to use an ipad as a pacifier but it’s not really good for the kids. Even many adults become addicted to technology and socially isolated. On the other hand maybe all this tech is just the harbinger of a new way of living with both good and not so good aspects. Hard to say for sure but we should be mindful of technology use so we can be in control of ourselves…..http://goo.gl/CRtGiY
Working at home today; the schools have been closed all week…..
Paper or plasma, digital reading vs reading an actual book….http://goo.gl/eVZdgu
16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds. Cultivate honorable relationships, resist absentminded busyness, tell the world how to treat you, embrace enoughness, and more…..https://goo.gl/qutbHd
When you gotta go, you better do it http://goo.gl/2onKT5
Here is some interesting commentary on our tendency to put our founding fathers on a pedestal and look back to a supposedly perfect past….. http://goo.gl/vnjeLj
Some podcast recommendations from Carl Gregg http://goo.gl/Ttbp79
Finished reading this today | Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different http://goo.gl/7mXgMu
A good overview of the life of Steve Jobs and the history of Apple. Steve Jobs was a brilliant and complex man. His brilliance in design and the quality of Apple products is often overshadowed by his poor human relations skills and questionable morality…..
Here is a project to make Kinetic Sand for little kids to play with http://goo.gl/7bXmWQ
I read a lot about how kids today spend way too much time online looking at screens. I think it is true; kids and adults are mesmerized by screens. We can’t blame it all on the kids, or the technology though ! Parents will often give a kid an ipad or iphone as a pacifier. I have been guilty of this myself.
The kinetic sand does have some drawbacks though; the first being the parent has to make it. Sometimes we are just too damn lazy and we take the easy way out and throw an ipad at the kid ! Sad but true.
Another drawback with the sand is that the kids will often favor the ipad or other device over something so mundane as sand. Yikes ! We may have created a monster with our over indulgence in technology…