My January Deeper Story post landed yesterday. It’s a reflection on the late 2013 film “About Time” and how it led me to think about technology…both its benefits and detriments.
So I try to model for my kids a thoughtful, responsible, limited use of technology…and yet I love when they grab their devices to record the moments we’re in. I love seeing the world through their eyes, and their Instagram feeds.
Technology improves our lives. Technology deteriorates our lives. Ours is a complicated world.
What I’m reading…
My latest Deeper Story post landed today. In it, I discuss Macklemore, gratitude, and agnosticism…with a quick rabbit-trail pursuit into theodicy.
Here’s the thing I love about Macklemore: in the hip-hop world marked by arrogance, material one-upmanship, and rampant misogyny, Macklemore’s lyrics keep returning to topics like hard work, dedication, and self-awareness. He comes from a seemingly stable two-parent family and a middle-class background—pretty different from most rap artists—and yet, he still knows he’s flawed, and rather than rapping about his skills, he raps about his imperfections…
I’m traveling to Europe, so this is the reading material I’m bringing along. Because obviously.
Seriously, haven’t read this in 15 years, but it was one of my favorite reading experiences ever.