The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Most people grapple at some time or another with free-floating anxiety that saps energy and increases stress. Through written reflection, you may realize that a certain unpleasant feeling ties back to, say, a difficult interaction with your mother. That type of insight, research has shown, can help locate, ground and ultimately resolve the emotion and the associated stress.

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Why and why not Google

It’s not that sharing personal details is new—we do it all the time with friends and family. What we get in return, we hope, is a strengthened bond with those we share with. But Google is not our friend. In fact, when viewed in the context of traditional relationships, Google behaves mostly like a false friend, a traitor, taking our secrets and passing them along to others.

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Why I’m Using WordPress Again

I haven’t touched my personal site in a long time. Since I’ve had such a thing over the last 20 years or so, I’ve gone through phases of using other platforms and often returning to my own, hosted web site. I really loved Tumblr and still do, but I’m seeing more and more ads, which bothers me. I’ve also been doing some soul searching in terms of the platforms on which I participate. When it comes to Tumblr, I’m more uncomfortable than I am comfortable, so I’m going to spend less time on it and spend more time building my own site back up. I think most everything is still going to live on whatevernevermind.com, but I’m trying to figure all that out. It feels good to be working on something that’s really truly mine.