It's time to make your holiday resolution list. Do it while December is young, before you slip into all the bad holiday habits that in previous Decembers have left you desperate for the doldrums of January.
I woke up the other morning wondering how I spent my time in the days before the Internet. In the early quiet, I lay there trying to remember. And was it more peaceful?
Privacy in this hyper-connected world has become as elusive as a dust mote, and so I stage my small rebellions. I rebel when I sign on to Gmail and there, via an alarming banner at the top of my inbox, the Google gods are asking for my phone number.