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Thoughts on DEEP WORK

This is me most of the time. I feel like I’m pulled in so many directions that I often find it difficult to settle down and focus on writing. In one of the many writer groups I belong to, Deep Work by Cal Newport has been a topic of conversation. I finally got around to reading it. Here are some thoughts on it. A Distracted Society Newport’s primary claim is that in our distracted society, deep work is becoming rare while simultaneously becoming invaluable. His clearest explanation of what deep work is comes near the end of the book. Basically,…

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My Facebook Detox

Society spends way too much time on social media. I’m definitely one of the guilty. So I decided to take a break from Facebook. I’d planned to make notes all week about how I felt about the detox, but that proved unnecessary because I didn’t really miss it. That’s right. Today is my seventh day not being on Facebook and I’ve found the longer I stay away, the more reluctant I am to go back. To be fair, I spend a lot of my time on Facebook playing silly games and now there’s an app that allows me to play…

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