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Weekend links

Parenting as a Gen X-er :: The Washington Post Ebola is more than a news story to me :: She Loves Magazine The good kind of pain :: A Deeper Story Artist builds a new terracotta army to protest China’s preference for boys :: Huffington Post 23 very real first-world problems people had at Whole (read more…)

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An app for free books

There’s a new app that I’m so excited about. It’s basically new books, for free, delivered to a pickup spot near your home. And when you’re done with it, you drop the book back off, so it doesn’t add to the clutter in your house. I just used it, and I’m happy to report it (read more…)

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The art of lingering

During the next three months, we’re all in this together—thinking about food, planning menus, coming up with guest lists, scheduling ourselves silly, spending too many hours on Pinterest for ideas on how to get the “best recipe” or plan the “perfect holiday party.” For me this year, I want my focus to be simpler, and (read more…)

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Starting over. Again.

When I think about my Top Ten Least Favorite Things To Do, moving would make the list somewhere between “colonoscopy” and “ironing.” If ever there was motivator for simple living, it’s the act of packing up ALL of your things and then unpacking all of your things. I’ve moved twice in the past ten years (read more…)

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Tables in the wilderness {giveaway!}

In another life, I would be a food writer. I would tell you every story from the flavor of it. I would tell you how fennel makes me think of my kitchen in Scotland in the year I lived at the end of the world. I would retell the discovery of Spanish smoked paprika in (read more…)

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