Eventually you realize that plans are pointless

Monday, September 29, 2014

The older I get the more I become convinced that plans are pointless. As soon as you put pen to paper and outline a plan, something unexpected happens….

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Why more and more people are becoming gray-haired nomads

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Many a child dreams of running away to join the circus. Living a carefree life unencumbered by worries, responsibilities, and parents. It appears those childhood memories are rekindled…

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It’s time to take a break

Monday, September 22, 2014

Your boss is clueless. You knew that anyway, but now you have permission to say it out loud. We’ve all had the boss who insists we stay at…

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What to do when the pigeon poops and gravity finds you

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It’s been a tough week. I’ve been in the creative doldrums for awhile, a windless wasteland of idea generation that came to a head earlier when, for the…

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It’s time to lose the watch

Monday, September 15, 2014

[Editor’s note: This is a slightly edited reprint of a previously published post titled “Are you a slave to time?” As we review our editorial calendar (read: slack…

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Is your perception of time an illusion?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

John Robinson, Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and Director of the Americans’ Use of Time Project, has been studying how people use their time for…

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The slow life conundrum

Monday, September 8, 2014

Let’s pretend, just for a moment, that this slow life thing is starting to appeal to you. You scratch your head wondering why you’ve been working so hard,…

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A philosophy of walking

Thursday, September 4, 2014

We walk. To the car. To the store. To the bathroom. Increasingly, we do less and less of it. What used to consume a significant portion of our…

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Happy First Anniversary!

Monday, September 1, 2014

One year ago today, on Labor Day, I launched the This Slow Life website and blog. It seemed fitting to begin writing about slowing down, restoring balance, and…

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Enjoy a taste of summer with Frogmore Stew

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For large crowds and easy preparation, nothing beats a one-pot dish. Pam and I do this a lot.  We send out an invitation to one and all and…

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