One of my favorite collections of short stories is Chris Offutt’s Kentucky Straight. My favorite story in it is called “Sawdust”. And here is my favorite quote:
I felt the same way while viewing an infographic this morning. I commented inside its frame.
Where does the learning go in an infographic?
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Here is a copy of the book as well.
But, here’s the thing. I am probably going to insult you when I say this, so consider yourself “triggered” (what we used to call nothing at all because we assumed some good faith and good will).
Most folks can’t be bothered to be bothered. Be bothered.
There are a thousand beautiful ways to start the day that don’t begin with looking at your phone. And yet so few of us choose to do so. For twenty-eight days this winter I lived on the grounds of an…
Here is how I try to keep my attention. I have an office with two desks. One is for online work and the other is for the real world. I have a rolling chair and can stop any time to make a liminal move from one to the other. Plus, because we are shepherds and farmers we are never far from the weather, the stars and the world of chores and keeping a fire set and breaking ice from water and all the happy quotidien field walks with the dogs.
Below is my analog space. I do charge my various tablets here, but I write here and go full-on Gutenberg here mostly.
I do digital here.
I drink coffee in both spaces.
I need balance. Today my wife and I will go walk together doing shinrin-yoku (森林浴). You get balance, too.
By the way, how do you get, keep, find your balance between digital distraction and real life?