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A native of South Dakota, Robert Sessions earned a B.A. from Drake University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan.  Before focusing on photography, for more than four decades he taught at Kirkwood Community College, Grinnell College, Luther College, and the University of Minnesota in Duluth.
As a photographer he works frequently with his wife, travel writer Lori Erickson. Together they produce Spiritual Travels, a website describing holy sites around the world, and Holy Rover, a blog hosted by Patheos, the world’s largest website on religion and spirituality. His photos also appear regularly in publications that include the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette and Group Tour Magazine. He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.
In addition, Sessions is the author of Becoming Real: Authenticity in an Age of Distractions and co-author of Working In America: A Humanities Reader.  He has also published several dozen articles on environmental philosophy, the philosophy of work, ethics, and the philosophy of technology.
He lives in Iowa City, Iowa.


In This Interview, Robert Sessions and I Discuss:

The One You Feed parable
His new book, Becoming Real: Authenticity in an Age of Distractions
That authenticity is something fundamental that is at the heart of what we are all seeking
How authenticity is impacted by variables found on the inside as well as in the world surrounding a person
The three main distractions that get in the way of authenticity
That work is a major context within which we discover ourselves
How bad habits surrounding technology can get in the way of being our authentic selves

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