An observation after having run every day for 297 days in a row:

The first mile is almost always the worst/hardest mile of any run.

That’s why he and two co-authors—Dweck and Greg Walton of Stanford—recently performed a study that suggests it might be time to change the way we think about our interests. Passions aren’t “found,” they argue. They’re developed.

From a much appreciated article by Olga Khazan—especially for those of us in the world of K-12 Classical Education.

I have to imagine that those who work towards developing or are in any way excited about the Metaverse have only ever watched the first five minutes of a Black Mirror episode.

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) is essential background reading for the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13). The parallels and inversions between the two are uncanny.

Catholicism is a very tangible business—it’s about seeing and hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling as much as it’s about texts and arguments and ideas.

George Weigel, Letters to a Young Catholic

Our Rector’s sermon this morning was beautiful, and model of how to preach in the midst of a crisis.

Honored to be among the clergy of Church of the Incarnation and the Diocese of Dallas.

C.S. Lewis on Panic

It was to a room full of people in a similar situation to our own that C.S. Lewis once spoke these words:

The first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs.

Doodle of Lewis’ talk available here.

Billie Wynn Jordan, born on March 3rd, officially makes us a family of five. Zoë got her little sister!