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More apps? No, back to basics

January 1, 2013

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Sometimes, I feel that instead of simplifying life, apps can even complicate it. Whenever we download an app we like, for example, we tend to make space for it in our everyday lives. A new e-reader can make us want to change our reading habits. A new e-organizer can make us plan our lives in […]

Why we shouldn’t say ‘back to reality’

January 3, 2012

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This week we return to the workplace after the holidays, but “back to reality” is something we shouldn’t say. Because to say that is to submit to the worldview that work comprises our entire reality, when in fact work is but a part of it. Are vacations – the time we spend with our family […]

Back to reality?

January 2, 2011

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Today is the last day of the Christmas break, but we should stop short of calling tomorrow “back to reality.” Because to say that is to submit to the worldview that work comprises our entire reality, when in fact work is but a part of it. Are vacations – the time we spend with our family and […]

Because life is like an essay

January 1, 2011

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Lest it be pointless, an essay should follow a clear and focused thesis statement. Shouldn’t this be the case with life as well? In the beginning of his classic ‘Spiritual Exercises,’ the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola, articulates what I consider a thesis statement of life. It is clear and logical, and befits its subject […]

Three memories, three learnings

December 31, 2010

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When 2010 began, I never imagined it ending this way. That our TV show, around the timetables of which I planned my personal life, would end its two-decade run was farthest from my mind. That my simple wish to take a long-desired vacation leave, which I got for three days during Holy Week, would be granted in the form of an almost half-a-year respite from work […]