The Strain Of Streaming

I haven’t done much writing over the past four months as Youtube streaming has taken over my spare time.

On Sunday, I streamed for almost 8 hours total, and afterward I was too keyed up to sleep. I find doing online shows about four times as wearing as accomplishing mundane work. The Israeli TV program Srugim (about Modern Orthodox youth in Jerusalem seeking to get married) on Amazon is my favorite way to calm down & love Jews again after my hours of internet debate.

When I have free time and it is not the Sabbath or a Jewish holiday, I feel this compulsion to stream. On Jewish holidays, however, I do not miss streaming. My friends think I’m convinced that I must be on TV (Youtube is the poor man’s TV). I gotta watch this latest compulsion and not let it detract from the quality of my life.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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