My weekly Saturday roundup of the blog posts I like best.
A woman determined to elude identification wrote a lyrical piece about marriage for the long haul, its beauties and its uncertainties. Man, I hope I get there one day. Read When the dust falls
I’ve worked for several entrepreneurial companies, and some have really fixated on how much they think they’re worth. Writing for Signal v. Noise, Jason Fried, a founder of software company Basecamp, calls valuation nonsense. Read How much are we worth? I don’t know and I don’t care.
David Heinemeier Hansson, also writing for Signal v. Noise, on the importance of saying goodbye gracefully. When my employer said goodbye to me this summer, they weren’t unkind, but they weren’t graceful, either. Read Graceful goodbyes
It’s normal in my church for the pastor or an elder not to be alone with a person of the opposite sex who isn’t their spouse. We want to avoid the appearance of anything not completely above board. I get it, but still, it has always bothered me. I couldn’t put my finger on why until I read Ty Grigg‘s post. Read How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Billy Graham Rule and Love Like Jesus
Default positions: things you will fall back on if your current venture doesn’t work out. I really enjoyed Elisabeth Hanscombe‘s meditation on her default positions. Read The joys of smoking