Shop local this Christmas

Monday, December 2, 2013

Another Black Friday bites the dust, and I say, good riddance. It’s a contrivance anyway – the supposed day when retailers begin to make a buck after many…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A time for rest.  A time for joy.  A time for giving thanks. A time to gather in remembrance of blessings received.  And bestowed. On this day of…

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Island time

Monday, November 25, 2013

Island time is one of those delightful double entendres.  On the one hand it refers to pace, a certain slack attitude towards the clock.  But it also refers…

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The travel bug

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Family vacations were never a matter of piling into the station wagon and laughing and playing our way to the shore two hours away, unfolding ourselves from the…

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Learning to love deadlines

Monday, November 18, 2013

This is a dangerous business.  When you preach the gospel of slow deadlines should be minor annoyances.  Artificial contrivances to be disregarded for the greater good.  Like naps. …

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Transitioning from some plants to mostly plants

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I am not a vegan.  Nor a pescatarian.  Nor a member of any of another half dozen food tribes that try to do the right thing by their…

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The changing world of work

Monday, November 11, 2013

You can kiss your dated expectations about work and jobs and the economy goodbye. It used to be, in the good old days of even 20 years ago,…

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When busyness becomes your default setting

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It’s tough being the Sultan of Slow.  Sometimes you just need a break from all the busyness that creeps into your life. For most of us being busy…

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TV mania

Monday, November 4, 2013

Can we talk? About TV? According to Nielsen Research the average household in the US contains 2.5 television sets. That’s about one for every man, woman, and child….

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Book Review: The Not So Big House

Thursday, October 31, 2013

When Sarah Susanka published The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live in 1998, she hit a nerve.  The average size of homes…

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