a walk in the woods

On making time for the wild

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the power of the outdoors. Nature. We frequent the subject of the natural world somewhat frequently around the blog here—about why we should let our kids play in dirt, why we should take regular screen sabbaths and walk out our front doors, and the like. But i still need to (read more…)

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finn at falls

Weekend links

From a Rwandan dump to the halls of Harvard :: NY Times Around the world with 364 docobites :: Travelettes Why I’m crazy enough to go a whole year without the Internet :: Esther Emery Some things to try when life feels out of control :: Ally Vesterfelt The pain recedes and we carry it (read more…)

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dance

Three kinds of expectations

It’s still the most surprising thing Becky has ever said to me. “OK,” she declared. “I’ve decided to lower my expectations of you.” Becky has a theory and after two decades together I’m convinced she’s right: Most conflict and unhappiness in relationships comes from three kinds of expectations. Unreasonable Sometimes our expectations are unreasonable. In (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast, episode 74 with Tsh Oxenreider and Stephanie Langford

#74: Pillows matter, man

We’re back with a new podcast! This is the first episode from the road—many of you have asked whether I’ll keep the show going during our round-the-world trip, and the short answer is: yes. It may be more sporatic, since recording depends so heavily on a strong Internet connection. I’ll take advantage of the technology (read more…)

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hiding

Beloved dust {giveaway!}

We all know what it’s like to feel exposed. We know what it’s like to have the light reveal the dark places we have been trying to hide. In those times, questions of right and wrong rarely enter our minds. Instead, something clicks on deep inside of us that turns us to the pragmatic. “How (read more…)

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