On living within your means …

Monday, May 12, 2014

When it comes to personal finance, we in this country have been behaving like cats on catnip for the last decade. After nibbling at the trough of easy…

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A golden age for small business

Thursday, May 8, 2014

There was a time when a small business was small in every sense of the word. You were limited in your market size, your growth potential, your ability…

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When engagement is lost in our daily rush

Monday, May 5, 2014

I heard someone comment recently about the difference between mealtime habits in Europe versus the United States. While Europe, and Italy in particular, was the birthplace of the…

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An ode to my island home

Thursday, May 1, 2014

We all have a place we think of as home.  It may be a physical address.  It may be a town or a region.  Or it may just…

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Out to lunch

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I occasionally complain to Pam that if I’m the Sultan of Slow, why am I so busy? That’s when she looks up from her three computers, each with…

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The delicate balance between ego and humility

Monday, April 14, 2014

Icarus is a figure in Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun and perished. In an attempt to escape from Crete Icarus’ father, Daedalus, crafts wings…

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Say hello to the new slow life logo

Thursday, April 10, 2014

And say thank you to Jena Squires, the intrepid, patient, and terrifically talented graphic designer who brought clarity and beauty to my initial foggy idea. Jena lives with…

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Upon reflection …

Monday, April 7, 2014

There will be times in your life when you’re incredibly busy.  The to-do list is long, the figurative inbox is full, and there’s barely enough time to catch…

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The joy of walking on thin ice

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Now that the days are lengthening and the temperatures aren’t quite so cold, let’s take a moment to wander onto the thin ice. There’s danger there.  A sense…

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Why eating organic food matters

Monday, March 31, 2014

I am the poster child for good intentions when it comes to organic food. I know what I should be doing.  Eat the stuff.  Especially vegetables.  And lots…

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