pink flower

Weekend links

Master of None :: Brian Gardner When you’re tired of kids complaining: 15 ways to happier, grateful kids :: Ann Voskamp The most important 10 minutes of a child’s day :: Kenneth Barish on HuffPo The sacrifice of hospitality (and why it matters so much) :: Megan Tietz On writing: ego, insecurity, and life of (read more…)

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lake

Deep & wide

Making friends as an adult is much harder that I anticipated. I always assumed by this stage in the game I would have mastered the art of small talk and would have this uncanny ability to attract new friends wherever I went. I’m 30 years old (ok…31 in April if we’re being transparent) and I (read more…)

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flight

Courage to change (which sometimes means going to rehab)

I grip my boarding pass tightly and stare at the bar-code as if I can somehow decipher the meaning behind the lines, trace the trajectory that led me here—trembling in an airport, waiting to board my plane to a Northern California treatment center. I’m going to rehab because it’s been a decade since I left (read more…)

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candle

Seasons of simplicity

The flame flickered and waved at the top of the beeswax taper. The pewter candlestick held it steady there at the corner of my desk where I could see its golden glow as I burned the midnight oil. Not that I needed any candlelight. The lamp was on, that one that hangs above my desk (read more…)

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coffeeonaledge

On taking a regular Screen Sabbath

Confession: our TV is on almost daily. It’s not on all day, and we’re super selective about what gets watched. We do Netflix and Hulu instead of traditional television, so we’re not inundated with ridiculous ads, and it’s never on just as background noise (music is almost always on when the TV isn’t). We’re big (read more…)

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