Daily Gleanings: Thoughts from Freedom (31 July 2019)

Freedom discusses procrastination. The essay comments helpfully on different types and causes of procrastination, as well as some strategies for overcoming it. Freedom interviews Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and a Professor of English at Michigan State University. Commenting on how she nurtures focus for deep work, Fitzpatrick says, I spend that first bit of […]

Daily Gleanings (5 July 2019)

Chris Clearfield, Andras Tilcsik, and Brett McKay discuss complex systems, their failures, and what we can learn from these failures to apply in other fields. This discussion has a number of good takeaways. One of these relates to the concept of “tight coupling.” If you have a tightly coupled writing queue, you have one project […]

Daily Gleanings: Attention (1 July 2019)

The Dropbox blog discusses Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Melville House, 2019). Not surprisingly, several comments in the essay have ready application to how biblical scholars relate to the attention economy. Among these are: Actively choosing how you wield your attention is a modern-day survival skill. This is resisting the attention […]

Daily Gleanings: Avoiding Distraction (25 July 2019)

Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller discuss how to avoid drifting along without accomplishing what you mean to. The discussion is directed most immediately at leaders. But as with many such things, there are direct lines of application in other contexts too (e.g., those of us who need to avoid drifting off course from completing […]

Daily Gleanings: Insights from Freedom (24 June 2019)

Freedom releases Insight for Chrome. According to Freedom, Insight is a simple plugin that shows you where you are spending your time in Chrome. … Insight tracks the time you spend on websites in Chrome, and provides a simple display so you can see where you’re spending your time. You can drill down into individual sites […]