I’ve had the blessing and privilege of working from home for over 5 years now, and most of that time, we have also homeschooled our kids. So, while everyone else is adjusting to the new circumstances of attempting to slow down a pandemic, I’m in the curious situation of not having anything change much from my normal day to day.
Here are some tips based on the things I have learned. I’m not perfect, and so I don’t follow these tips 100% of the time myself, but when I do, my quality of life has been much, much higher.
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Spoilers below, for the 3 people on the planet who have not read Harry Potter.
At the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we have the climactic scene of Voldemort’s reconstitution, and his attempted killing of Harry Potter. This is the moment where the series takes its darker turn: a fellow student is dead, the main villain, who has been a mere shadow in the distance, has regained his powers, and Harry himself is on the brink of being another victim.
Continue reading J.K. Rowling Understands the Gravitas of Fatherhood
If you only read one thing from this list: Man of the House
Past reading lists: 2017 2018
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I’m a big fan of the anime series Sword Art Online, and think the first season is one of the most satisfying narrative arcs I’ve ever experienced. The premise is simple: 10,000 players get trapped in a virtual reality game, and if they die in the game, they die in real life.
Continue reading Sword Art Online and the Testing Point of All Virtues
Many arguments I see flying around against the stricter abortion laws are nothing but a rhetorical smokescreen. They intend to prick consciences and hurl accusations, and in the ensuing confusion, attempt to move the argument away from first principles.
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