kyle and tate in greece

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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A field guide to redesigning your simple life

You might have seen on the blog’s Facebook page yesterday that I asked you guys for a bit of help. See, next month I’m leading a workshop, and you are all invited. World Domination Summit is currently my favorite conference (funny name, I know), and this year, they’re trying something new—academies before and after the (read more…)

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Weekend links

Why the world needs makers to say no boldly :: Nesting Place Maker’s schedule, manager’s schedule :: Paul Graham The secret to not fighting with your kids about their messy room :: Carrots for Michaelmas 19 things dads do you won’t see in popular culture :: BuzzFeed (Kyle’s good at almost every one of these!) (read more…)

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A summer of stories

My daughter loves writing stories in her down time—she’s been done with her latest school year for a little over a week, and she’s already written several chapters of The Secret of the Blue Whale (right now, Julian has discovered a secret underwater village—more to come). She’s a bit like me in this way, even (read more…)

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Normandy, France

Weekend links

D-Day landing scenes in 1944 and now—interactive :: The Guardian Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Stewart, and Toby Jones reads original BBC Radio D-Day reports :: BBC …and last year, I wrote a history of Normandy, France and the role it played in the beginning of the end. The winners of a copy of Finding Spiritual Whitespace (read more…)

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