LivingThe Long Road

This Day is Broken

6/365: Grandparents Clock Originally uploaded by cplong11 Today is Mack Brady's birthday; he would have turned 9. His father has recently written eloquently, even in his grief, about the theological questions the senseless death of…
Christopher Long
January 16, 2013
LivingThe Long Road

One Week

Statuesque Originally uploaded by Targuman When the Collegian asked me to comment on the scholarship established in honor of Mack Brady for the article they published today, they could not integrate all I had written.…
Christopher Long
January 7, 2013
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Complementarity

LITCHFIELD, SC - Vacation can be a time for moments of insight and tenderness. One such moment came this week for me at a restaurant here in South Carolina called Studio Café. (You can see…
Christopher Long
December 30, 2011
TechnologyThe Long Road

New Media Habits

Facebook Originally uploaded by laikolosse A number of recent changes to the social media technologies I use daily force me again to reflect on the habits design decisions cultivate in us. The decisions made by…
Christopher Long
October 16, 2011
TechnologyThe Long Road

Making Google Smarter

The Wind is Beautiful Originally uploaded by cplong11 Nicolas Carr's article in The Atlantic, Is Google Making Us Stupid?, considers the impact new media technologies are having on human cognition. Although he recognizes the reciprocal nature of…
Christopher Long
July 13, 2011
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Beginning in Wonder

Aristotle, of course, famously said: "For it is by way of wondering that people both now and at first began to philosophize ..." (Metaphysics, I.2, 982b13-4). Tonight, ArtGirl began to philosophize. She wondered so eloquently…
Christopher Long
March 26, 2011
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The Big Oh-Five

Little Girl by a Little Girl Originally uploaded by cplong11 Today is DancinGirl's birthday and it has been a day of well, dancing. And on Saturday, at her princess dance party, we will dance some…
Christopher Long
November 11, 2010
LivingThe Long Road

Light in Motion

Four Running 2 Originally uploaded by cplong11 My father taught me to appreciate the subtle joys of photography back before everything went digital. In our basement darkroom, we used to develop the black and white…
Christopher Long
July 22, 2010
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Now She is Six

Today is ArtGirl's birthday and I am feeling the need to mark the moment with a few reflections about some of the things I admire about my daughter.She questions with assiduous tenacity and refuses to…
Christopher Long
May 11, 2010
LivingThe Long Road

Exhilaration

I begin with this picture because it captures something of the exhilaration we experienced in two very different ways over the past two days.On Saturday we visited three local farms as part of the 2009…
Christopher Long
August 10, 2009
LivingThe Long Road

1969

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. The event itself seems, from this distance, to have marked the end of an era of tumultuous creativity and violence in American culture and politics.
Christopher Long
July 20, 2009
LivingThe Long Road

Herb Garden

On this Father's Day, I felt compelled to see a project to completion. Much of my academic life involves projects that take a long time to complete. Last week I spent an entire day trying to…
Christopher Long
June 21, 2009
LivingThe Long Road

Happiness is Love

The title of this post comes from George Vaillant, the director of one of the longest running longitudinal studies of physical and mental well-being that has ever been undertaken. My attention was drawn to him…
Christopher Long
May 12, 2009
LivingThe Long Road

A New Phase

As I grow older, I realize more and more that a life is made up of lives, that an individual life involves phases linked yet distinct. With the approach of my 40th birthday in May,…
Christopher Long
April 2, 2009