For the Weekend: Work, and the End of the World

Three links for your weekend reading: First, Katherine Leary Alsdorf wrote a piece called “Stop Apologizing for Caring What You Do,” over at QIdeas. The cocktail party question, “What do you do?” may arise from superficial motivations, but the question isn’t bad. Let’s ask ourselves the question on a regular basis. What do we do [Read More...]

The Coiling, Lurching Bonfire

Summer is finally in full swing in New York City – the days are very long, the subways are very warm, and it’s so humid you can feel the moisture settle on your skin when you go outside. (I’ve been seeing fireflies in the parks, too, at night.) So a little summer poem seems in order, right? [Read More...]

Work Life Balance Isn’t That At All

The High Calling has a wise post from Kate Harris (who directs the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture) about the myth of work life balance. She points out that even the idea of “balance” reflects a potentially wrong theological perspective on the world: This is where we bump up against the simple but [Read More...]

Life Work

Well, not to be tooting my own horn, but I think this would be of interest to readers here: I wrote a piece on a slim memoir by the celebrated poet Donald Hall, Life Work, that was published over at Fieldnotes Magazine today (a magazine which, in the interest of full disclosure, I edited through March of [Read More...]


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