Monthly Archives: January 2014

Day 24: Center

The other day, I was sitting around with some Friends and got to thinking about “centers”–as in finding your center; getting centered, centering yourself, etc. It struck me that I wasn’t entirely sure if we find or make our centers. … Continue reading

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Day 23: Sell

This is a hard one. Our finances are…not so good. Don’t get me wrong–we are not lacking in any essentials (you should see my daughter’s shoe collection), but as a family we do seem to operate at a deficit pretty … Continue reading

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Day 22: Ally

When I started this blog, one of the first bits of feedback I received was: What a great idea–but what are you going to do with your family for a whole year? Too true–living “simply” gets a lot harder when … Continue reading

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Day 21: Query

Perhaps it’s my Concord upbringing coming through once again, but I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from Emerson’s writings over the years. But the more I have read of Emerson, and the more I have learned of the Quakers, the … Continue reading

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Day 20: Steward

I really enjoy spending time with my kids. Sure, they can annoy me, but more often than not I love having them with me, and it seems like they enjoy my company as well. So, today, with the MLK holiday … Continue reading

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Day 19: Tend

I hadn’t really wanted a gas fireplace, but it does have its advantages. On school mornings, I’m sure I would have a hard time building a wood fire, but with gas, I can give the kids breakfast in front of … Continue reading

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Day 18: Slow

So the first thing I ate this morning were two or three of these small, red grapes I bought at the store the other day. They were a perfect balance of sweet and tart–a great wake-up for my mouth in … Continue reading

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