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Having new eyes

Writing this post has been on my mind for months now—What will I say when that time comes? It’s the last thing I’m writing on this side of the pond… by the time you’re reading this, there’s a good chance we’re about to head to the airport, somewhere in the sky over the Pacific, or (read more…)

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“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” -J.M. Barrie

Weekend links

How much truth is there with daring to live? :: Suitcases to Sippycups Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent :: NY Times Friday night pasta: How to change your life with meatballs :: Serious Eats Zilla van den Born faked Asia trip on Facebook while still in her Amsterdam flat :: News.com.au Instagram envy, being (read more…)

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Living simply – even when people don’t understand

Envelope. Encapsulate. Nurture. These words were the guide as I drew a pencil line across the paper, eight feet long, in quarter-inch scale. The vision of this wall and its floor-to-ceiling bookshelves flashed onto the screen of my mind like a slide in a projector. Yes, this would work: three-feet-six for the width of the (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast #73 with Tsh Oxenreider and Kat Lee

#73: In a five-foot tree

It’s always a treat to talk to my friend (and AoS contributor) Kat Lee! I was glad to get in a last-minute conversation with her before we hit the skies and head across the world… In this episode, we chat about RISK: new school year beginnings, moving, modeling the art of taking risks, letting our (read more…)

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Can children still run free in 2014?

As I discussed in my last post, my family and I just bought our first house. We moved only five miles away from our previous home of eight years, but in some ways it feels like we moved to an entirely new town. One of the differences between our last neighborhood and our new neighborhood (read more…)

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