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: Software (30 July 2019)

Freedom introduces another new Chrome extension, Limit, saying, Ever wish you could allot yourself a time limit on distracting websites? Limit allows you to set a time limit on any site you choose. It then gently notifies you that your time is almost up, so you can wrap up. Once you’ve reached your limit, if […]

Daily Gleanings: Freedom (22 July 2019)

Freedom interviews Brian Solis about digital distractions and overcoming them to improve your ability to focus. Solis comments, in part, One big side effect of all this tech-based distraction is a compulsion to multitask. I was surprised to learn just how many negative aspects of multitasking there are.  First, let’s cut through one big illusion—it […]

Daily Gleanings (29 May 2019)

Freedom introduces Pause, a new Chrome extension that enforces a short pause before allowing you to open distracting websites. According to the extension’s description, When loading a distracting website, Pause creates a gentle interruption by displaying a calming green screen.  After pausing for 5 seconds, you can then choose to continue to the site – […]

Daily Gleanings (27 May 2019)

Forthcoming from Eerdmans in August 2019 is Brant Pitre, Michael Barber, and John Kincaid’s edited volume Paul, a New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology. According to the book’s blurb, After the landmark work of E. P. Sanders, the task of rightly accounting for Paul’s relationship to Judaism has dominated the last forty years of Pauline […]

Daily Gleanings (22 May 2019)

Freedom discusses how to use their “block all except” whitelisting feature to block out distractions and interruptions. For more discussion of Freedom, see these prior posts. John Meade surveys ch. 4 of Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten’s How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? (YUP, 2018) and promises a follow-up post “attempting to engage the authors […]