A Lovely Nature Walk with My Friend, Phone

Why do we have such an obsession to capture and share our lives?

I walked alone by the river this evening. The stream reflected the molten dusk light and the leaves sparkled with recently-fallen raindrops. I stood on the footbridge and watched tiny fish swim in the running water.

Then I had a dangerous thought: This would make a good picture.

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A Philosophical Evening with the Roaches
The downside of books made of an antique technology called paper is that they can not be read in dim light. I was reminded of this fact one evening when the day’s light ran out as I read outside in a hammock. My brain, however, operates just fine without light, and I continued to swing back and forth as I pondered Deep Thoughts.
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Cool Geeks = an oxymoron?
Can geeks be cool?
Let’s take a step back and think about the inherent nature of words that describe people.
Beauty = the eye of the beholder
This cliched saying used to confuse me. Is beauty not black and white? Aren’t people either beautiful, average, or not? But then I realized that beauty is an opinion, and as such, it is subjective and can not accurately defined. This liberates the term and allows it to be used on the full spectrum of human existence.
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Increase Squarespace Post Liking with an Exploding Heart GIF (Free Tutorial and Download)
By default with the Squarespace themes I've used so far, a little heart icon is hidden at the bottom of blog posts that explodes tiny hearts when clicked. I like this style of liking since it's an anonymous and simple way for readers to show appreciation. However, this icon is often buried under content and other widgets. Here's how I attempt to remedy that and prompt readers to like my posts by using an animated GIF.
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