How many times have you told yourself, "If only I could get rid of all the busy work, I'd do great things?" We've all thought that way! Cal Newport is a Georgetown University computer science professor and author who studies the intersection of technology and society. His Deep Work: Rules for ... Read More about Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
We take our ability to do most things for granted. Write because your fingers can move and your brain can think and your heart can sing and you are here ? and you are free to write. Share this if you’re going to put in at least five minutes today or encourage someone you love to! ? ???????? ... Read More about Write Because You Can
What’s home to you? This is where I grew up, under the branches of a massive oak tree on Bohicket Creek on Johns Island. Sounds idyllic, but try being thirteen and living out in the boondocks with no friends nearby! I didn’t realize at the time that this isolated setting made my imagination my best ... Read More about What Is Home to You?
I kind of like the daily dust, so I'm trying to figure out what Picasso means here. I don't think he's saying reject the ordinary. I think it's more like using the ordinary as a portal to the Really Real. What do you think? When was the last time you had a philosophical discussion? Or taken a ... Read More about Pablo Picasso and the Dust of Daily Life
Just back from a great weekend at Chapel Hill. Nothing beats a college town...there’s so much energy! But there are also pockets of quirky beauty (like this caboose in Carrboro, the hipster town adjacent to the main campus at the University of North Carolina) and happy meanderings down quiet, leafy ... Read More about The Wonder of Fall