The Robots Are Coming … To Grade

The Robots Are Coming … To Grade

It’s term paper time. For the next week, my life will be non-stop grading. I’ll spend hours searching, sometimes in vain, for thesis statements and for that rare and beautiful thing called argument. Okay — I’m being cynical. Some of the papers are actually a pleasure...
There’s No App for That

There’s No App for That

I am distressingly inept at discerning technological trends. “The DVD will never last,” I proclaimed confidently in the high school cafeteria. A few years later, I wondered aloud: “Blackberry? Who would want one?” I’ll even confess to encountering the iPad with more...
Google Knows Best?

Google Knows Best?

“You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you know when I click and what I search; you discern my purpose from afar.”  Two of these three lines are from Psalm 139.  I address the third to Google. According to Google, I’m a 65-year-old woman with interests in...
God in All iThings

God in All iThings

“We’ll sing number six hundred and fifty in your song books.  Number six hundred and fifty.” As I reached for my nonexistent hymn book I realized that the tiny chapel in which I and my classmates were praying had, apparently, run out of hymnals.  And then a strange...