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Paying moRe attention

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On my round trip to and from San Francisco earlier this month, I witnessed something I’ve never seen before on a flight: Nearly every passenger window in the plane was left unopened. On take-off, landing, and while we were flying over the Mississippi River, the Rocky Mountains and even the California wildfires, hardly anyone looked outside. This seemed odd and sad… Read more »

The PoweR of Stepping Back

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I forbid the use of electronic devices in class.  It’s distracting and rude when a student pulls out a cellphone.  It’s also upsetting when I see a family at dinner with their attention focused on phones instead of personal interaction.  And texting while driving?  It’s potentially deadly and completely unnecessary.  But our screens too often prevent us from focusing and reflecting on what and who is right in front… Read more »