Sacrificing what’s important for what’s urgent

Monday, December 21, 2015

There’s a rat hole we occasionally descend – or is it a hell hole – where we abandon logic and reason and purpose, and instead grovel in the…

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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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The delicate art of saying no

Monday, September 14, 2015

Are your days shrinking?  Until the weeks, months and years seemingly fly by and you can’t believe it’s Christmas already?  Didn’t we just do that? Is your schedule…

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Happy Second Anniversary!

Monday, September 7, 2015

It’s hard to believe this blog has traveled around the sun twice. This Slow Life was launched on Labor Day two years ago.  And while the holiday meanders…

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You can’t improve what you don’t measure

Monday, August 31, 2015

IBM has been in the data collection business for a long time. It started with their mainframe computers, behemoths that filled a warehouse and whose computing power now…

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It’s time to get to know your bicycle a bit better

Monday, August 24, 2015

I’m noticing a lot more people riding bicycles lately. It’s probably just the time of year. The warm months of summer when folks are on vacation with extra…

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Why rituals matter

Monday, August 17, 2015

Each weekday evening when Jane returns home from work she follows a familiar routine. Feeling tired and stressed after a typically busy day at work, and frustrated from…

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This is for the misfits

Monday, August 10, 2015

The other day I received an email. It was all of two sentences long, a brief heads up about some paperwork that was on the way. But the…

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The long, slow fade of work as we know it

Monday, August 3, 2015

You may be a buggy whip. Actually, you may be the horse. Did you know that with the advent of the industrial revolution the population of horses in…

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Basic rules for healthy eating

Monday, July 27, 2015

We live in a land of ease and abundance. For the most part, that’s a good thing. There are vacuum cleaners and dishwashers and washing machines to make…

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