Getting around

Monday, October 28, 2013

  One of the things I grapple with is getting around. If you are at all sympathetic to things slow you quickly realize the importance of mindfulness.  We…

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The reader challenge

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and had the feeling that although they are nodding along with you and being attentive, they don’t understand what…

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The Lazy Pelican

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pelicans clearly have been around for a long time.  They’re large birds with a head that, when flying, looks like it came straight out of a dinosaur field…

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No phone zones

Thursday, October 17, 2013

There’s an old Chinese expression that says, “May you live in interesting times.”  Used ironically, it sounds like a blessing, but is meant as a curse. The implication…

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From forager to foodie – our slow food philosophy

Monday, October 14, 2013

My relationship with food has changed significantly over the past several years. For a long time I ate without much thought. I didn’t care about what I was…

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Sometimes you need to create a village

Thursday, October 10, 2013

When I was young, growing up on St. Croix, Sundays were for visiting.  The entire family would pile into the car, drive around, and invariably pull up to…

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Are you a slave to time?

Monday, October 7, 2013

I haven’t worn a watch in years. I forget why I stopped – it probably just chaffed too much. But once I got over constantly looking at my…

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Happy meals

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Can you remember a time you got together with a small group of friends, or your family, or even just you and your spouse, and had a meal…

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The essential guide to slow travel

Monday, September 30, 2013

Travel today can be stressful.  There’s the ride to the airport hours before departure.  The long lines.  The crowds.  The bad food.  The hurrying up, just so you…

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Book Review: In Praise of Slowness

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Several years ago Carl Honoré, a London-based Canadian journalist, was standing in line at an airport when he saw a newspaper article that, at first glance, was the…

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