For the last four months, I’ve sat with dozens of underemployed South Africans talking about work. We talk about the work they dream of doing and the way the world works to keep them from getting that work. I am ever more aware of the very privileged position I have when it comes to work. … [Read more]
Doing life badly, like swimming badly, hurts badly. But it’s easier to check out than fix what causes the hurt.
“Some people as they grow up become less. As children they have glorious ideas of who they are and of what life has for them. Thirty years later we find that they have settled for something grubby and inane. What accounts for the exchange of childhood aspiration to the adult anemia?” – Eugene Peterson, Run … [Read more]