Month: June 2018

  • Develop your passion, don’t ‘find’ it

    Cal Newport writing more on the problem of the “find your passion” line of thinking, and sharing Melissa De Witte’s piece suggesting “developing your passion” rather than “finding it.” Why? Because: The belief that interests arrive fully formed and must simply be “found” can lead people to limit their pursuit of new fields and give […]

  • LOVE Park to Kansas City

    LOVE Park to Kansas City

    It’s hot, humid, and beautiful in Philadelphia this morning. I’m headed to Kansas City shortly to meet Bobby Schindler and attend the second half of this year’s National Right to Life Convention. Looking forward to hearing Wesley Smith, and potentially others if time allows. Archbishop Joseph Naumann will be keynoting; his keynote at last month’s…

  • Anthony Kennedy

    Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court yesterday. He’s the last of the Reagan appointees on the Supreme Court, and he’s the last of the 1980s high court justices. Kennedy turns 82 next month, and he’s earned retirement. Who comes next? And what sort of country will she or he help foster? In…

  • Writers and subscriptions

    I’m excited about Automattic’s acquisition of Atavist, a platform that lets anyone create a website offering subscription-based content: Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and a few other things, is acquiring Brooklyn-based startup Atavist. Atavist has been working on a content management system for independent bloggers and writers. With an Atavist website, you…

  • Native American Veterans Memorial

    Kriston Capps writes on the National Museum of the American Indian’s forthcoming veterans memorial: The circle at the center of the next memorial to U.S. veterans represents the cycles of life, nature, the seasons, and the elements. The circle is also the anchor for a special, and highly unique, stage in Washington, D.C.: a space…