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“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” ―Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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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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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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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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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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