A celebration of life’s rhythms

Monday, August 25, 2014

The sun rises a little later.  A slight chill arrives with the morning’s mist.  The squirrels busy themselves with ripening nuts.  Early warning signs of summer’s end. And…

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Do you remember when youth sports were fun?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

There’s great comfort to be found in the passing cycles and rhythms of the seasons. Whether you live in the tropics, more temperate climes, or colder regions, as…

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Retirement is just another step in life’s journey

Monday, August 18, 2014

When Guy Johnson retired he was lost. He had been a mid-level tax manager at Unilever, the huge consumer products company.  He had an active professional and social…

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How to unplug while on vacation

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Our dog Duke has become an expert trainer. He’ll sit at the door and moan. After several of these we’ll get up from our work, pad over to…

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The new job calculus: where you live trumps where you work

Monday, August 11, 2014

Historically, our job determined where we lived. It often started with college.  Get into the best school we could and off we went.  Then, once we graduated, we…

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The way of the essentialist is the story of simplicity

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The story of simplicity consists of many chapters. There’s the clutter chapter, where we get rid of all our extraneous stuff. There’s the finance chapter, where we stop…

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It’s time we embrace a four-day workweek

Monday, August 4, 2014

Work has been on our mind a lot lately at Slow HQ. As privileged as I am to be able to spend my days conducting research (i.e., napping)…

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Crazy busy? Then focus on the essential

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let’s begin by admitting that I’m not like you. And let’s quickly move on by acknowledging that I’m very fortunate. Now that we have those niceties out of…

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Fast food gets a healthy makeover

Monday, July 28, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen, along comes the latest trend in the fast food industry – fast casual. This includes…

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Oh to be young, on the water, and in an Opti

Thursday, July 24, 2014

When one thinks of a sailboat they generally picture something long and sleek, gracefully cutting through the water with sails billowing in the wind. It is crewed by…

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