I launched an experiment last week: I tried to unplug from the tumult of President Donald Trumps Washington and the Democratic presidential race.
For seven days, I resolved to stay away from Twitter and Facebook, watch no television, and see if the world felt any calmer.
OK, I cheated a little. My wife and I headed for the lakes of northern Italy. We stayed in an old stone house with no TV in a hilltop village without easy internet access. We couldnt stay glued to Twitter if we tried.