Virtual shadows: Conversation in the age of social media

Most people who travel understand that flying on an airplane can be a social experiment in human behavior. Sure, any type of travel is a test of wills, patience, basic courtesy and bladder control; but there’s just something a little more visceral about air travel, sharing the same oxygen as the stranger in the seat … Continue reading Virtual shadows: Conversation in the age of social media

Curiosity killed the cat, but it could save the human

Recently I shared some thoughts on Facebook with a friend whose political views differ from mine. Reading back through the thread hours later, I noticed something missing from our conversation: I hadn’t asked my friend a single question. Words used were kind, but I was laser-focused on giving my two cents and a dollar bill … Continue reading Curiosity killed the cat, but it could save the human