Susan Maushart: Living Deliberately by Unplugging

by Meagan Frank

Susan Maushart shut off the electricity, removed computer and television screens from the house, stored the video games, hid the mobile devices of her three teenaged children, and reluctantly stashed her beloved iPhone…for six months. She purposefully silenced all electronics, not because her children had done anything wrong, nor because she was a bored 50-year-old single mother. No, Maushart pulled the plug on modern technology because Henry David Thoreau, among other writers, inspired her to do it. […]