Blog Anniversary: 200 Posts!

As I sit down to write my 200th blog post on this platform, I find myself taking a moment to pause and evaluate my progress, as well as consider the future. This blog began on August 27th, 2013 at 15:39 with a brief overview of some thought-provoking websites. Shortly thereafter, I failed the physical exam…

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Newport, Cal. (2012). So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Hatchette Book Group; New York. I have followed the work of Dr. Cal Newport with interest for some time now – his blog called Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success is immensely popular and started when he was a computer science Ph.D. candidate at MIT. Even…

Why Blog?

For the past several days, I have had people asking me “why bother blogging?”. It’s an important question; and one to which I would like to respond with the counter-query: why do anything pro-bono in life? Why volunteer? Why hold open a door for someone? The reasons are multitudinous and mostly internally-motivated: 1) it makes…