What up; What up; What UPPP!!! OMG it’s another Ed-vise day!
First, an apology to my loyal fans for missing a day yesterday. I’ll try not to let it happen again.
Today’s bit o trivia: Michael Servetus. Ever hear of him? Well, he was a doctor. He also discovered that the heart pumped blood throughout the body. Yes, that was a long time ago. A jealous doctor tried to kill him. Who would have known that Michael was also a swordsman… WHAT?!?! Probably how he figured out about the heart. Well, to show their gratitude, the Calvinists had him charged with nontrinitarianism, modalistic monarchianism, and anti-paedobaptism. Guilty was the verdict and they burned him at the stake. Chalk one up for the Merciful Savior that the Calvinists made up!
Just Talkin Tuesday Ed-vise today
Want to touch on a book I’m reading called Deep Work by Cal Newport. Trust me… so far it’s awesome!
Funny how when you are on a subject you more of that topic comes to light. Thymos is a concept about a side of man that seeks out struggle. Struggle comes from stretching the mind and body as far as it can go. I don’t know about you but whenever I have stretched like that i.e., rolled in Jiu Jitsu or competed in other grappling events, win or lose, I felt awesome!
Same would go for the cerebral side of things. When I had big research projects or legal things to do, once done, I felt amazing. Like I was lifted to the next level (whatever that is).
Newport brings this up as well. His idea of Deep Work is about creating that struggle of pushing the mind to it’s limits since the Knowledge Economy seems the dominating presence these days. So, don’t get locked up in the humdrum of scrolling through feeds, find a problem, do the math, solve the problem, and move to the next problem! More to come. I’m just sayin
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember to hug them when you see them and hug ’em when you leave ’em cuz you never know when you will see ’em again.