Creativity Creep

At The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman has some interesting stuff to say about “creativity creep”: Every culture elects some central virtues, and creativity is one of ours. In fact, right now, we’re living through a creativity boom. Few qualities are more sought after, few skills more envied. Everyone wants to be more creative—how else, we think, [Read More...]

Work less, do more, live better

Patience Schell reminds us that we might want to reconsider longer hours if we actually want to do good work: Some years ago, I heard that a colleague characterised me as “someone who didn’t work weekends”. This description was not meant as a compliment. It’s true that I make a concerted effort to keep something approximating normal [Read More...]

Work/Life Separation

I frequently work from home, as does my husband, and it’s been a process of trial and error to figure out how to do that well. I wish I’d read this piece from 99U on work/life separation: Emotional traffic through that door moves in both directions: good news in one arena can lead to positive [Read More...]

Why Can’t Men Be Friends?

Over at Christianity Today, they’re asking a provocative question: why can’t men be friends? As a single person, I acutely need intimacy and loyalty from my friends. I’m eager for them to say to me, “We love you because you’re ours,” without leaving an escape clause. Part of the reason I need that kind of friendship is [Read More...]


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