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Someone did something rotten to me a few weeks ago. A person who I have never met but who performs in the same New York storytelling community as me, who knows many of the same storytellers that I do, and who was connected to me via Facebook, decided to block me. I didn’t notice. Though…

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1. People who live in the suburbs of a city but claim residence to that city 2. Drivers who fail to understand that “No Right on Red” really means “Be careful before making your perfectly legal right on red.” 3. Continuous discussions about body ailments and/or illnesses 4. Invitations to play stupid Facebook games 5.…

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My Facebook feed has been full of wine over the past couple days. Wine glasses set before roaring fires. Wine glasses being clinked in celebration. Wine glasses standing beside the spines of books and sleeping dogs and flickering candles. It’s a funny thing. I spent last night drinking cold water from a steel water bottle.…

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It seems as if I hear someone say that they are overwhelmed or someone they know is overwhelmed or a certain segment of the population is overwhelmed almost every day. I don’t get it. The average American watches 34 hours of television a week. Spends almost two hours a day on social media. Spends 40…

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I have a friend who does not passcode protect her phone. I don’t passcode protect mine, either. I feel like anyone who needs a passcode on their phone is hiding something, and I simply don’t have time for it. So I don’t blame my friend for her lack of security. In fact, I love it.…

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On Saturday morning, I posted the following to Facebook: At 6:38 this morning the sky turned an orange that I have never seen before. It was as if it was on fire. The whole world was bathed in an eerily beautiful orange glow. It lasted for less than ten minutes. I took my son outside…

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It’s astounding how rapidly the selfie and social media have interlocked to become a ubiquitous, ingrained, and inexplicably accepted aspect of American culture. Does a film like this awaken people to the lunacy of their social media existences, or are they unable to see themselves for who they have become? ASPIRATIONAL from Matthew Frost on…

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It just occurred to me: My three closest male friends are not on Facebook. Two have no accounts whatsoever, and the third has an account that he has never used.  I can’t decide if I have the most impressive assemblage of friends in the world or simply a collection of Luddites.

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Here is a fundamental truth about me: I do not like to be told what to do. The more I am told what to do, the less likely I will do it, especially if: I am being told what to do with great earnestness. Failure to comply will not result in any serious negative consequences.…

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In 2011, Facebook was cited as a contributing factor in one-third of divorces.  The most common reasons cited as evidence were inappropriate messages to members of the opposite sex, separated spouses posting nasty comments about each other, and Facebook friends reporting spouse’s inappropriate behavior. I find these statistics tragic and unfathomable. Facebook? I have three…

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