Two weeks ago, I wrote about the differences between “supply side” readers — those who set aside times to read, and build reading naturally into their lives in their structural leisure time as a habit, and “demand side” readers. These are people whose inclination to read is more driven by having an engaging book. When they find something read… read more »
I spent a few hours today working on my taxes. Actually, I spent 2.5 hours, and I’m about 95 percent finished. In my mind it was an all-day activity. I knew, rationally, this wasn’t true; I timed myself 2 years ago and found it took 5 hours as an upper bound. And yet because it seemed like a huge and awful thing it still loomed large in my mental accounting.
In my p… read more »
When our school district calls a snow day, the phone no longer rings at 5:30 a.m. Apparently they got a lot of complaints about the old rise-and-shine robo-call system. Now, if the district makes a game time decision to cancel classes, they just email us. But they’ve been emailing us a lot this winter. And that has reminded me of something I first realized a fe… read more »
It’s time for another public service announcement about the Mosaic Project. My next book looks at the lives of professional women with kids. I am still collecting time logs, and would love to have more participants.
First, the back story: A little over a year ago, I had an interesting conversation with a young consultant who’d left her compan… read more »
There’s been a lot written lately about the danger of doing what you love (“DWYL”). Miya Tokumitsu floated the anti-DWYL thesis in Slate in January, noting that DWYL’s “real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace.” DailyWorth picked up on the piece in an essay called “Why Doing What You Love… read more »