Some thoughts about immersion and book abandonment…

In lieu of a reading recommendation this week, I offer some unfocused thoughts about book abandonment. Many readers seem to think that it is a virtue to finish every book they start, even if they aren't enjoying it. I used to think so myself, but as I have gotten older and more aware that time … Continue reading Some thoughts about immersion and book abandonment…

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Life as a Monopoly game…

We'd like to believe we live in a meritocracy. This is part of the American myth we tell ourselves, that only the person with the best qualifications should be admitted to the college, get the job, etc. However, we don't start out on a level playing field. The circumstances of your birth gives you distinct … Continue reading Life as a Monopoly game…