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So why am I excited about the surge in meditation?

Because I believe it’s the first time since the dawn of modern science that the scientist has been humiliated.

Listen to that Joe Rogan interview with Amishi Jha. At the beginning, she describes a lecture she attended, in which the…

“All of my time and attention are spoken for — several times over. Please do not ask for them.”

I took my advice and decided to finish Cal Newport’s Deep Work, which I had started twice but abandoned because it’s written at a sophomoric reading level.

I’m glad I did. I’m almost halfway through it and learning a lot.

Perhaps the biggest thing: It’s necessary to carve out time…

A.G. Sertillanges (the Dominican), Andrew Huberman (the Neuroscientist), and Cal Newport (the Computer Scientist) on the Need for Focus

I had a Sertillanges sighting recently.

As in, “A.G. Sertillanges, O.P.,” author of that classic work, The Intellectual Life.

My last sighting was about 15 years ago, when I was reading from Merton’s journals. If memory serves, he was mocking the book. If not mocking, criticizing. If I had to…

Eric Scheske

Writer, lawyer, husband, father of seven. Pursuits: studying, gardening, falling and getting up again. “Moderation in all things except love.”

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