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5 ways I stay sane online

I have a love-hate relationship with the Internet. I’ve learned so much from wise people who publish online, a lot of our schooling is digital, we buy a lot of what we need via the Internet, and we keep up with friends and family through our screens as we travel. And of course, work online, (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

Well, Tsh and her family are busy traipsing around Africa this week, but they’re having a hard time finding decent internet access (or much access at all), so this weekend’s edition of Cuppa Reads is brought to you by Katie Fox, ye olde managing editor of the Art of Simple. I live in central Texas, (read more…)

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Simple learning, simple blogging

As I write this, I am in the passenger seat of a van stuck in standstill traffic somewhere between Jinja and Kampala, Uganda. All’s well, it’s just the usual rigamarole of life here. But it’s fairly descriptive of what life has been like since we arrived in Africa a week ago: colorful, unpredictable, and limited (read more…)

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#78: Work, study, rest, play (or, Hemingway’s tweets)

I had a great time chatting with Micha Boyett for this episode—her book Found was one of my favorites of 2014! We chat about her story as a mom learning from Benedictine monks, good books, slowing down as bloggers, and letting go of our expectations. (If you’re reading this via email, head here to listen (read more…)

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A little Japanese word makes all the difference

I mentioned earlier this month that I’d talk a bit about goals. It was actually intentional of me to wait until late January, after the New Years newness wore off a bit but was still fresh on our minds. Most of us fire out of the gate with gusto, all eager and bright-eyed with our (read more…)

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