A Sermon for Tools Not Toys (or Unsolicited Advice for #NextPractice #SocialMedia Use)

I rarely tweet, I do not Instagram.
Pinning is not for me; it is not who I am.
You may do so, but that’s not me or who I am at this point in my reality.

No, nothing against it all—per se—
but (anti)social media is just one book in the set of media encyclopedias:
Look me up, and I’m more than a face in a book on a page that you read.

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“The Apiarist’s Advice for Surviving the Business Day” or “Propaganda for Bees”

Boundaries fade away:
sticky outpourings of calls and emails
blur afternoons into evenings.
All sense of E.O.D. and eventide’s stability
have fallen away from me
as I, the worker bee, buzz on to meritocracy,
making the honey,
to serve with the cheese.
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Top Five Beneficial Behaviors To Bring Home From Work (or Transitional Propaganda to Get You Through the Off Hours)

A chief complaint among peers and their partners is that So-And-So “brings home negative behaviors from work.” It’s true. Work is hard. Workdays stretch as more Americans utilize technology to both labor and communicate, extending the workday into the most unorthodox, nontraditional hours in the history of the sustained labor force.  Read More