There are few tools as foundational to our identity, relationships, and understanding of the world and our place within it as those we use for communication and self-expression. Oration to the written word, the printing press to moving pictures, television to the internet: each technology shapes our self-understanding. But in today’s frenetic competition for eyeballs, clicks, and time, focused attention is a muscle under accelerated atrophy. Plugged in access and flitting among bits of online information are increasingly non-negotiable for work, education, and finding housing (or even love).
I write about my photography, work, travels, and the books profoundly expanding my thinking. Rather than a traditional diary, I also keep a quotes journal, featuring quotes, poems, and passages from what I’m reading.