Mind the gap

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pam and I are quickly becoming a couple of a certain age.  Too young to retire.  Too old to set the world on fire. At the same time…

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How to jump-start your slow life

Monday, January 13, 2014

Many of us, when we think about slow living, conjure images of a sleepy town in Tuscany with its cobbled streets, apartments over shops, and a central piazza…

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How we transitioned to our slow life

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Slow living is about focusing on meaningful relationships, rather than transactional exchanges. It’s about pursuing a healthy lifestyle, rather than falling victim to the cult of speed. It’s…

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Goal tending

Monday, January 6, 2014

One sunny day in the mid 1950s, Cyril Parkinson was daydreaming and came up with this nugget: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its…

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Happy Chriskwanzaka!

Monday, December 23, 2013

PC is so passé, don’t you think? Especially at this time of year, we all take such care not to offend.  Political correctness is on steroids. My take…

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The how of happiness

Thursday, December 19, 2013

As daylight wanes and the days grow shorter, December is a good time for reflection.  A look back to take stock of the year that has passed. With…

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The tao of happiness

Monday, December 16, 2013

While happiness is often elusive or fleeting or ephemeral, we treat it as a God-given right – so declared by our founding fathers.  Its pursuit can become a…

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How things work

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Times change.  As do roles, assumptions, and expectations. It used to be that men were the sole breadwinners – the hunters who landed the deal, made the sale,…

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From stuffing to stuff

Monday, December 9, 2013

Isn’t it ironic that we transition from a day of counting our blessings to a season of counting our things?  As soon as we dispense with the stuffing,…

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Don’t outsource your brain

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ten years ago apps were forms you filled out when applying for a job.  Today there’s an app for that, and about a million other things that make…

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