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Audio readings of articles from samradford.com.
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Start with caring

Start with caring

2021-05-1802:07

Hard work is easy when it follows something we truly  care about.
Back in the groove

Back in the groove

2021-05-1701:58

Sam is back after a ‘sabbath’ week, sharing about its impact and how he sees weeks like this adding resilience to the habits he’s been cultivating.
Not missing Facebook

Not missing Facebook

2021-05-0701:50

It turns out that deleting my Facebook account nearly a month ago was no big deal. Couldn’t be happier with my decision. 
Doing the work

Doing the work

2021-05-0601:27

We can all get tempted to go looking for shortcuts at work. And sometimes there are shortcuts – or automations – that can save us time and do some heavy lifting for us. But most work that matters will require, well, work! 
Sam takes an honest look at the improving but still unfair sharing of household responsibilities in his own home. 
Sam shares his thoughts on May’s delightful and evocative book on winter.
A time to be dormant

A time to be dormant

2021-05-0303:21

Sam reflects on a blog post by Austin Kleon pondering whether the word ‘dormant’ is a better word than ‘languishing’ to describe how so many of us are feeling following this last year under the influence of Covid.
Sam shares his thoughts on Brian McLaren’s latest book Faith after Doubt. 
Reflecting on a blog post by Russell Thompson, Sam ponders the reasons for reading and explains why our bookshelves need to be stocked with all kinds of books.
Perfectly imperfect

Perfectly imperfect

2021-04-2802:52

Celebrating my wife as she turns 40 and remembering that imperfections are where the good stuff lies.
We many not be able to control all the hours of our working day, but we probably can wrestle back control of some of it. 
Why I struggle with poetry – and a poem that has moved me.
Three habits that have helped steer me away from a state of languishing and closer to a place of flourishing. 
Why this last year has left many of us ‘languishing’ – and how we find a way out from it.
Knowing deeper

Knowing deeper

2021-04-2102:43

There is more to knowledge than intellectual knowledge. Read the article.
Reflections inspired by an interview with Morton Schapiro and Saul Morson about their forthcoming book Minds Wide Shut. Read the article.
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