Let's Get Serious, Ponderings

Fake Friends, Digital Assistants, and Ray Bradbury

I was listening to a story on NPR the other evening about children using at-home digital assistants and the blurred line of technology versus friend, and all I could think about was the short story by Ray Bradbury (one of my all-time favorite authors) “The Veldt”. Continue reading “Fake Friends, Digital Assistants, and Ray Bradbury”

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I Am a Nerd Like My Parents Before Me

Do you ever have those moments where you’re like, “I really am a product of my raising”? It doesn’t have to be a parent’s influence; it could be a guardian or even a grandparent or aunt that you were really close to whose habits or interests or mannerisms you’ve adopted as your own.

My mom died last year, but she and my dad had very similar interests, and as an adult, I’ve realized how many of those interests I’ve adopted as part of myself. Continue reading “I Am a Nerd Like My Parents Before Me”