Three Things I Learned from Hanging Around the Amish

When we moved to Ohio five years ago, we were surprised to find ourselves settled next to the largest concentration of Amish in the United States. All of a sudden, there were buggies rolling up the hill at Wal-Mart, lots of beards and bonnets on sunny mornings at the Farmers’ Market. I determined to get […]

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Against “Organizational Skills”

Things go haywire pretty easily. You’ve seen it happen. One minute you’re on top of things, then suddenly you’re in the middle of a mess you can’t explain, just hoping to get out. It happens at work. Something slips through the cracks. A deadline gets missed. There are recriminations and that odd, awkward dance of responsibility-shifting […]

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