Let’s make time for the people who matter most

Monday, March 14, 2016

A recurring theme in today’s culture wars is dinner. Actually, it isn’t.  And that’s the point. For the most part dinner just happens.  It’s rarely an event.  We…

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Doing things the right way

Monday, February 15, 2016

You hear it a lot in sports.  “He (or she) plays ball the right way.” You hear it in business.  “Do it right the first time.” You hear…

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How much thought do you give your home?

Monday, February 1, 2016

When was the last time you thought about your home?  I mean really thought about it? My sense is that we tend to take our homes for granted. …

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Lessons learned from a near-death experience

Monday, October 5, 2015

We fuss.  We fret.  We steam.  We stew. We go through the day going about our business.  Then something unexpected happens and we, if not lose it, become…

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The uncoupling of conversation from connecting

Monday, September 28, 2015

There’s a tension between our innate human need for social interaction and the technology we use to enhance that connectivity. Centuries ago the technology that brought us together…

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Love lives here

Monday, April 6, 2015

There are times we gather when magic is all about us. When the laughter is loud and the children squeal with delight. The dogs romp and everywhere you…

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Gratitude is a place in your heart where the songbird sings

Monday, March 16, 2015

There’s a place in your heart where gratitude lives. Hopefully it doesn’t live in a tent. A place of soft walls that shake in the night as the…

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The Sultan of Slow is getting some continuing education

Monday, March 9, 2015

The basic elements needed to live a long, healthy, and vital life are relatively straightforward. Eat simply and well. That means a diet consisting of lots of garden…

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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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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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