new to you friday–unitasking

I’m only slightly better at this now, a whole year after the original post, so it’s a goal that’s carrying into 2011. And it’s even more necessary; with several new clients and three more email accounts, I just don’t have the luxury of wasting time. But even more importantly, I enjoy my work more and do a better job with it when I’m focused.

So I’m closing down the windows currently open on my laptop—the one for Wendy’s new fries with sea salt (anyone tried them yet?), the one for …


Okay, raise your hand if you read from Genesis 1 and/or Matthew 1 today. Yeah, me too. Now raise your hand if you vowed that this year, finally, you will actually stay more or less on schedule with your daily readings and finish the whole Bible in one year. Again, me too.

I’m not big on resolutions, in January or any other time, but something about the expanse of clean white pages on the calendar beckons to me each year and makes me think, “Yes! THIS is the year I will meditate reflectively on Leviticus, write my own personally meaningful paraphrases of the Psalms, and research key words from the …