I have come to the conclusion that if I continue writing every single day about Whole30 I will die of boredom. I’m done.

Of course we will keep on doing it, and I’ll give a summary every few days. You can always check my Pinterest board to get some ideas of what is good for dinner.

But I think about a lot more than food, usually. And I just really want to write about it. And if you spend some time reading, well, what an honor. Thank you.

So here’s something. Of course Penelope Trunk was off on one of her rants about how school is terrible. She linked to an article where a guy who funds lots of start-ups says that one of the big problems is that people who do start-ups aren’t good at doing the start-up. They are good at looking like a person who does a start-up. And so they spend some money and start looking for the trick. The short-cut. Maybe they don’t even realize it but they are unable to do anything real.

Doesn’t this seem like “participation medal” writ large? Like we’ve given the smart kids a pass because they look like they know what they are doing, but we never ask for actual results.

How do you go about raising a kid who is the opposite? Who understands what real results look like and doesn’t care if they have the cool start-up office with the fun co-workers and a pool table in the breakroom?

More later.

Oh, also, this:

Isn’t it cool when Nature reveals her order? And it seems too beautiful and too perfect to just happen? Galileo said that “Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.” I came across a discussion of the beauty and orderliness in biology, from the well-known chambered nautilus to fractals that describe pulmonary vessels. It was the same day that my DAB reading was Proverbs 3:19-20:

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens; By His knowledge the depths were broken up, And clouds drop down the dew.

As an engineer and a Christian it is just logical to me that we would see God’s handiwork not just in sheer beauty but in the mechanics of His creation. It was just interesting that the timing on these two things was so close.

And then: look at these Victorian era mug shots of children. And then go hug your children again because they had enough to eat, didn’t wear rags or need to steal a coat to stay warm. If you’ve ever read Dickens’ Bleak House these children look familiar. (via Two Nerdy History Girls)

Thanks for reading! What has caught your eye lately?