For pleasure and profit, try monotasking

Monday, May 9, 2016

Today we’re going to talk about monotasking. (Oh dear, I’ve lost you.) You’re already familiar with multi-tasking.  That’s where you watch TV, text your many BFFs, eat dinner,…

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Slow HQ has moved

Monday, May 2, 2016

And you thought you were rid of me! Long time readers of this column may recall that my wife, Pam, and I have spent the past year and…

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Are you living a healthy lifestyle?

Monday, March 28, 2016

Be honest.  While this question may seem straightforward enough, it’s a little more complicated than it appears. The reality is, only 2.7 percent of us are living a…

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What to do about all the cardboard on your doorstep

Monday, March 21, 2016

Through the miracle of modern technology and telecommunications we are fast approaching the point where slow living is possible for most of us. With nothing more than a…

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Let’s make time for the people who matter most

Monday, March 14, 2016

A recurring theme in today’s culture wars is dinner. Actually, it isn’t.  And that’s the point. For the most part dinner just happens.  It’s rarely an event.  We…

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Sick day

Monday, March 7, 2016

The photo above says it all. Some anonymous germ crawled inside my body and is now having its way with me.  This has been going on for three…

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The road to simplicity is full of potholes

Monday, February 29, 2016

Your inbox is full.  Your bank account is empty.  Your calendar leaves no room for rest.  You are, in a word, busy. For years you have followed the…

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Shadowood Farm reimagines the suburban garden

Monday, February 22, 2016

Wendy Dittrich-Gomez likes to dig in the dirt. Twice a week she makes the 20 minute pilgrimage from her home in Jensen Beach, Florida and drives to Shadowood…

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Doing things the right way

Monday, February 15, 2016

You hear it a lot in sports.  “He (or she) plays ball the right way.” You hear it in business.  “Do it right the first time.” You hear…

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When prudence meets penitence

Monday, February 8, 2016

Habits are hard to change.  Especially those that have been ingrained over a lifetime. The longer you do something the more entrenched that behavior becomes.  You operate on…

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