Friendship, like family and community, has fallen on hard times in our modern world. Mobility, busyness, digital technology and numerous other factors have contributed to the thinning—if not the disappearance—of “true friendship.” Friendship has become “the characteristically modern …Read more
Few books reward close reading—and rereading and reading yet again—as richly as does C. S. Lewis’s The Four Loves. Each of the “four loves”—affection, friendship, Eros, and charity—has fallen on hard times in our modern world, something Lewis …Read more
Phubbing is phone-snubbing. It happens when someone pays attention to their mobile phone instead of the people in their immediate presence. Many of us are guilty! We’re also guilty of excusing our companions when they reach for …Read more
Which is better, the hearty laugh of a friend over a cup of chai, or the “LOL” in a text from the same friend? There is a difference!
“Laughing-out-loud” could just be a distracted throw-away line. …Read more