2019: A Look Back On My Travels This Year

2019 was another record-breaking year for my travels in a number of ways. I had the most flights I’ve ever had, squeaking across the finish line at 119 flights (one more than my previous record of 118 in 2017). I traveled further in distance flown than I ever have (thanks in large part to my trip to Hong Kong and Singapore). And I flew in first class more frequently than any other year (again thanks to my heavy travel resulting in status-earned upgrades. And in hotels, I’ve achieved Marriott Titanium status for… Read More

The Secret Digital Lives Of Today’s Rising Freshmen

This American Life recently posted a podcast called “Status Update” that delved into the online behavior of three teenage girls who were entering high school.  The girls spoke at length about Instagram and the complex rules that govern how they use it, how they maintain their social connections, and the “rules” of the “game” when interacting online.  Although my research is not about adolescents, what the girls revealed was in very close alignment with the behaviors I found among the college students in my study.  In particular, traditionally aged college students, upon… Read More