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Because everyone loves a good story

I‘m happy to report from the recent reader survey that almost 60% of you think we need to add more cowbell to the blog. SUCH A RELIEF. Its lack has been bothering me for some time. But I was also giddy to see that so many of you love the idea of featuring readers and (read more…)

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Saying no (to yourself)

As you start this week, may you be willing to give something up. And may you be willing to give it up with no expectation of return, other than maturity, wisdom, and a heightened sense of who you are. (If you can’t tell, I’m pretty much writing this to myself.) Some of you reading this (read more…)

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Weekend links

The Enneagram and blogging: a series :: Leigh Kramer The most revolutionary question you can ask :: Chatting at the Sky 16 things to know before you have urban chickens :: Life Rearranged The art of forgiveness :: A new project by AoS contributor Crystal Ellefsen! …and here are 12 things I learned in February (read more…)

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Same same, but different

In Thailand, there’s a touristy shirt we’d see at all the cheap market booths. On the front, it says, “Same Same.” On the back, it says, “Different.” Yeah, I don’t really get it either, except for this general meaning—comparing two things can equally be the same and different. Chocolate and vanilla ice cream—the same in (read more…)

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Weekend links

Hide and seek :: Slow Your Home Staying connected as a family when family time is limited :: Fried Okra An overabundance of opinions: the case for climbing down from the social media soapbox :: The Happiest Home If you haven’t yet, go take our super-short, super-fun, super-make-your-weekend reader survey! “Besides the noble art of (read more…)

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