Practice Unproductivity (part 3)

Commanded to Rest The concept of Sabbath is almost entirely gone.[1] It is one thing to enforce sabbatarian “blue laws” on a whole country,[2] it is another thing to think we are self-sufficient and have no need for any type of Sabbath. This is not the place to have a big argument on the Sabbath […]

Practice Unproductivity (part 2)

Our Supposed Self-Sufficiency and Rest “Only the weak rest.” That’s how we’re tempted to think. We play god. We think we can be everywhere and be everything to everyone as fast and as efficiently as possible.   We play god. We hate limits! We have military macho (makes me think of the nacho man commercial). We […]

The War of Art

I appreciate this from Steven Pressfield in The War of Art:  “The following is a list, in no particular order, of those activities that most commonly elicit Resistance: 1) The pursuit of any calling in writing, painting, music, film, dance, or any creative art, however marginal or unconventional. 2) The launching of any entrepreneurial venture or […]

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