the long game

Paper I started three years ago, then blogged here toward presentation last year, has finally found a publication home. Three years, people! Glad its subject wasn’t too ripped-from-the-headlines.

The long game: what this job is about. When was the last time I paid attention to anything for three years, even peripherally? Maybe this is what being a grown-up is, after all: keeping one’s eye on the ball for a long long time. While still choosing how best to manage the “petty, frustrating crap of life,”  while maintaining time to think about – attend to – what really matters within, despite, in harmony with it all. Please see David Foster Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon.

Actually, stop reading this: just go watch that. Have a nice day!

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