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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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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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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