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What to Expect During My 90 Exile from Social Media
From January 17 to Easter, I will have little exposure to news
For the fourth consecutive year, I will be practicing the Exodus 90 exercise. If you’re interested in Exodus 90, please read this:
For my readers, this means you’re going to get less breaking news and commentary on the day’s events. But what could possibly replace it?
First, for my free subscribers, I can assure you that big news has a way of finding me. Look back to January through April 2019, 2020, and 2021 for examples. Also, I will do a lot of reading, as always, and reading always inspires blog topics.
For paid subscribers, I am going to try something different.
For the past few years, I’ve been wanting to write a long work on humility. A short book, perhaps. I know my writing on humility is akin to Evel Knievel writing a book on motorcycle safety. But that’s kind of the point.
A series on humility from someone who doesn’t struggle with it would be like a book on goal-scoring by Wayne Gretzky. Naturals have no idea why they’re good, they just are. (Notice how few sports greats become coaching greats. The Great One was a disaster behind the bench for the Coyotes, but Scotty Bowman, who never made it out of the minors, became arguably the greatest hockey coach of all time.)
I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I can tell you my take on humility will be a little shocking. For example, much of Donald Trump’s success owes to profound humility in a several key areas. And his braggadocio, while off-putting to many, doesn’t necessarily tell you much about how humble a man he is.
The humility series will not be in equal-size installments and may not be released on a specific schedule. But I plan to post a total of 12 “chapters” (for lack of a better word) during the 90 days, or about one a week.
Also, I will make parts of the series available to free subscribers. Sort of a try-before-you-buy offer. If you want to read more, I’d be delighted by your patronage.
(See what I did there?)
If you’re still reading, I have one last favor to ask. Either in the comments or in an email, let me know of your thoughts or questions or troubles with humility. I’m not sure how I’ll use it, but I’d like to know what you think about humility and, especially: how much do you think about humility if at all?
Thanks, and God bless you.