Bits & Pieces (8/10/12)

  • A Gap Year: The Benefits of Taking Time Off – Here’s a fairly lengthy article about an idea that is gaining traction in the US – taking a “gap year” between high school and college. Derek Melleby describes what it is, how it benefits students, and makes the point that will probably get lost in the discussion – it is not for everybody?  (H/T)


  • The Good vs. The Best – It’s easy to get distracted by the things that surround us, and the things that capture our attention may not be bad. So how do we choose the best from the pile of good? Carolyn Mahaney tackles this subject.




  • Fight the Poverty of Attention – “But here’s my point: “a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. And a poverty of attention is spiritually dangerous.”

What do you think?