Posts in: The Deep Life

Social Media Companies are Winning the Battle

He has a problem with alcohol. He cannot handle his booze like us normies. Would anyone use the logic above when talking about someone using heroine? Alcohol has won the battle. Alcohol is ethanol. It is a poison and our bodies treat it as such. It is addictive and big alcohol spends a good deal of money to keep us using it. I say alcohol has won the battle because when someone wants to stop drinking - they are said to have a have a drinking problem.

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Office or Study?

In 1993 I saw the movie, Shawdowlands. Shadowlands is a 1993 British biographical drama film about the relationship between academic C. S. Lewis (played by Anthony Hopkins) and Jewish American poet Joy Davidman (played by Debra Winger), her death from cancer, and how this challenged Lewis’s Christianity. The movie is about making meaning out of suffering. Is life Happiness and Joy or Pain and Suffering. It is worth the time investment.

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The Key Metric in Making Change

The best advice I heard and verified in my own life is the following for quitting something. Keep quitting until you have quit. Step 1: Decide that you are going to make a change. You know without a shred of doubt that it is bad for you. Step 2: Never doubt the decision. Step 3: (if needed) If you fail, repeat steps 1 and 2. How To Track Your Way to Success!

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Living Phone Free

Last night was my wifes birthday. We had a lovely time. In my exploration of phone/no phone/flip phone/apple watch - BS that I have been wasting too much time thinking about - I went out with out any device. I had a lovely time. The person I care the the most about in the world was with me. I was with her. If someone else needed my attention they would have to wait until tomorrow.

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The Smart Phone Dilemma

Today I had a Zoom call with a performing artist L. Warner and preforms under the name Cerulean. He lives and creates in London. I found him on my blogging platform micro.blog. First, can we just agree that people can be amazing and with technology - which I am about to rip on a little - we can click a few things and spend 30 min together having a nice conversation and learn from each other.

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imessage (Texts)

As I have thought more and more about not using a smart phone, I have gone through the various things I use a smartphone for and thought about how I would adapt. Music, Photos, Podcasts I can find workarounds for. imessage is one I cannot. Messages has become how people have conversations. How my wife tells me she is done in the store while I sit in my truck waiting for her.

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Twitter Deleted

Today I am breaking the first rule of No Social Media Club. I deleted my twitter account that I created in 2010. In 2018 I deleted Facebook. It took me a while to click the button. But I did and I never looked back. In in 2019 I deleted my Instagram account. I was more addicted and doomed scrolled instagram way more. What I learned was people on instagram who I was keeping up with, thought were friends where not my friends.

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How to Start Your Bird Log

In March of 2021 took our family pop up on a week long solo camping trip to the South Llano State Park. It is known as a birder park and the spring is a perfect time to come and see them for 2 reasons. First, most of the trees are pecan and unlike live oaks (another popular tree in our area) drop their leaves. So it is easy to see the birds.

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A Bonafide Amateur!

Austin Kleon in his 2014 book Show Your Work quotes C.S. Lewis about being an Amateur. The fellow pupil can help more than the master because he knows less. The difficulty we want him to explain is one he has recently met. The expert met it so long ago he has forgotten C.S. Lewis h.t. to Austin Kleon That is the power of the modern internet. Finding others amateurs to help you on your journey.

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