About this blog

Taking its title from a chapter in William Powers’ book Hamlet’s Blackberry, this blog will explore the ways we find respite for our weary minds in a connected world. How do we find and cultivate inner space in the clamor? How do we focus amid the distractions? Or are distractions the “real world” now?

(For a more thorough description, see my introductory blog post, The Desired Destination.)

I welcome your thoughts, links, jokes, (distractions!) on how we find moments of peace in which to return to ourselves.


  1. Dear Brenda,
    What a delight it is to find your blog. You are doing what I'm trying to do as well, find peace and moments of "ahh" and a place to share what you learn from the field, and I'm so glad to be reading and sharing.
    All best, Natalia

  2. Hi Natalia! So good to connect with you here. Looking forward to reading your blog as well.

  3. Hello Brenda, my name is Travis Schaefer. I am intrigued with your site and book; I have written a few articles of my own that I would love to share with you, regarding the essence of life and love. These article were written at the end of last year..I have much more to write about, and would like to potentially start something much larger than my own experience for the benefit of humanity. My email is chimp_rb@yahoo.com. If you would like to read what I have to offer, please feel free to send me a message :) thank you so very much for your time and consideration!


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