A Generous Orthodoxy

My friend, Jake Decker, recommended the exceptional Revisionist History podcast to me a while back. I listened to a couple of episodes and then lost track (I still struggle with the whole podcast thing). But I recently picked the show back up and listened to the entirety of the first season in a matter of… Continue reading A Generous Orthodoxy

Taking Exception

This morning, in between fetching my kids glasses of milk and trying to schedule a doctor’s appointment for Ella, I took a few minutes to read an interesting email exchange between the writers Malcolm Gladwell and Bill Simmons. The exchange was part of an article for the website Grantland, and it was ostensibly about how… Continue reading Taking Exception

Connecting You To The Seam

It’s been a few days since I last posted a blog, so I thought I’d break the silence with a little something worthwhile. My wife, reading the sterling book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, suddenly sat up in bed, looked at me and said, “Well, you’re definitely a Connector.” In case you don’t know… Continue reading Connecting You To The Seam

Thank You, Chuck Klosterman

I’ve only recently discovered writer Chuck Klosterman, thanks mostly to his amazing work on the hybrid site Grantland (brought to you by Subway and Klondike bars, which should tell you something about the site’s target audience). Since reading several of Klosterman’s Grantland pieces, I’ve branched out to his books. I liked Eating the Dinosaur. I’ve… Continue reading Thank You, Chuck Klosterman

Success or Failure in the Next Five to Ten Years

I’ve been reading a fascinating book this week: Outliers: The Story of Success by acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell. Not only is the book an interesting study on the factors that go into success, it’s also a heck of a good read. Gladwell’s prose is engaging, easy to understand, and best of all full of reference… Continue reading Success or Failure in the Next Five to Ten Years