How a brilliant new essay helped me make sense of my post-burnout career.
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You know you need 15 minutes' escape from everything; why not read about my regrets and contemplate the value of your own?
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Regret, the subject of my new essay, is one of the most valuable tools we have in our moral lives. It's how we reconcile with the strangers our past se…
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Needless to say, Annie Dillard is not on Twitter.
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Why writing a book means I struggle to read one.
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On Meghan Daum's "The Problem with Everything" and the problem with everything
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And a summary of my writing this year
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What I learned as an accidental sushi chef
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This newsletter and the next one are going out on Tuesday rather than Monday (for secret reasons). I hope that doesn't throw you off too much. My artic…
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I have been thinking about two things -- one a matter of life and death, the other not -- that seem, at first, unrelated. The less serious one is a len…
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The most ceremonial ceremony I ever attended was a canonization. This was in 2010, when Andre Bessette, a humble brother of the Congregation of Holy Cr…
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The big takeaway from this brief edition of the newsletter: I have a new essay at Plough Quarterly out called "The Noonday Demon." It's about acedia, a…
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