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On resisting the digital and embracing the analog

I recently spent ten days in Tuscany with Kyle and some writer friends, and my re-entry has been a bit more brutal than I would have guessed. Picture this: rolling cultivated hills seen usually on wine bottles or in b-grade hotel art—absolutely everywhere you look; air sweet as honey, food you’ve only dreamed about. Sounds (read more…)

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Weekend links

Surrounded by digital distractions, we can’t even stop to think :: NPR Not all passports are equal, as this map will show you :: HuffPo How Finland keeps kids focused through free play :: The Atlantic This brilliant trick will help you bike in a skirt without flashing everyone :: Slate 30 magical photos of (read more…)

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#068: Nerd is a good thing

I‘m talking to Anne Bogel about books: good summer reads, how to encourage kids to read, when to buy versus when to check out at the library, e-reader versus the real thing, and more. Plus, Anne shares her book matchmaking “services” and we talk about her famous summer reading list. If you enjoy chatting books (read more…)

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Weekend links

15 tips for the highly sensitive parent :: Sorta Crunchy Why you should stop taking pictures on your phone and learn to draw :: The Philosopher’s Mail The art of empathy :: Q Ideas Why children fidget (and what we can do about it) :: Balanced and Barefoot I sent all my text messages in (read more…)

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The art of simple travel

After I graduated college almost two decades ago, a friend and I did the prerequisite backpacking-through-Europe thing. I dipped my toes in the waters of Irish pubs and Indian street food, and I left thirsty for more. Before that, my heart pounded when, for the first time, I walked around a few blocks alone, breathing (read more…)

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