The Man in the Arena

Artwork by yours truly In light of graduation season and Father’s Day (which is just around the corner), I thought I would share this famous excerpt from a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt. It is both an excellent charge to this year’s graduates and also a motivating word for fathers. “It is not the criticContinue reading “The Man in the Arena”

Public Places That Offer Solitude for Deep-Thinking

Cal Newport recently wrote about Simon Winchester’s writing barn. In his post, he discussed the benefits of location-boosted cognition, a term I think Newport may have coined. Location-boosted cognition is the idea that people who need to concentrate deeply should do so in places that lend themselves to deeply focused thinking. One commenter in theContinue reading “Public Places That Offer Solitude for Deep-Thinking”