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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 […]

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 […]