Why Do We Procrastinate?

Writers are, apparently, the worst procrastinators, though they’re hardly the only ones. Procrastination is a widespread practice. (You’ve probably already procrastinated today.) Megan McArdle is looking at the surprising psychological reasons for procrastination at The Atlantic, through the lens of writers: This teaches a very bad, very false lesson: that success in work mostly depends on [Read More...]

Reading Alone, Together

I love Goodreads. I’ve been using the site for years – maybe five or more – to track my reading, which means I have lists of books I read, reviewed, studied, or taught that I can refer to easily. And I’ve used the site to find new books to read. Goodreads got even more successful [Read More...]

The Missing Ingredient At Work

This feels timely, for a Monday. Over at The High Calling, Leslie Leyland Fields reflects on the ingredient that can make all the difference at work: love. This is our winter work this year, building a house on a wilderness island in Alaska where no one has lived for 30 years. Now there are two. [Read More...]

Will You Pray For My Success?

Over at The High Calling, Jen Sandbuite asks a provocative question: why is it considered pride to ask for prayer that you’ll succeed in your work? I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am conditioned to “respond in prayer.”  Praying for the women in my online study seems natural.  I dream of a [Read More...]


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