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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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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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#067: Freedom From Stuff

Joshua Becker writes a blog called Becoming Minimalist, and that title describes well his journey: he hasn’t figured out all the ins and outs of minimalism… he’s becoming one. He and I chat about what it means to live simply by living with less. Both of us are parents, we both live in the real (read more…)

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Finding spiritual whitespace

Don’t know if you’ve noticed around the Internet lately, but bloggers are clamoring for a bit of quiet. Everywhere I turn, I read that another blogging friend is taking a break from the loud cacophony of the competing voices on social media, vying for two seconds of our attention. I love this. I take a (read more…)

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