The Art of Memory

 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 I am memorizing the Sermon on the Mount.  All 111 verses by Christmas. A declining memory  is excusable at my age.  Expected. And I am no genius. In fact I have a very average...

Growing Attention in an Age of Distraction

In last week’s post, I discussed a new cognitive condition called digital dementia which is affecting teens and young adults.  This condition is defined as the deterioration of brain function as a result of the overuse of digital technology, which over-develops their...

Digital Dementia

  Our kids are surrounded by so much technology. Media. Each day I hear of some new social media form by which they connect to others.  It’s impossible to keep up.  How then can we guide our children to use digital technology beneficially but also avoid the...

Are Your Kids Digitally Distracted?

Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries, and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” 17th Century French Philosopher “School studies have a higher purpose than the acquisition of information or worldly skills.  These acquisitions will...

Split Focus

“What’s more, the waning of our powers of attention is occurring at such a rate and in so many areas of life, that the erosion is reaching critical mass.  We are on the verge of losing our capacity as a society for deep, sustained focus.” “Without...