Hit the books!

In my last post I wrote a bit about letting children excel by supporting their interests. Today's post is written by my most excellent friend, guest writer, Elliott Ulrich.  Elliott has been living on the lush island of Taiwan for 40% of his life at this point. It's challenging to live immersed in a culture …

Keepers

Its easy to accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. The difficulty in making decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of can often turn us away from the task altogether. This is the story of stuff I kept and stuff I destroyed.Our unfinished basement was becoming a dumping ground/storage space. …

How d’ya like me now?

The newest phone, a more fashionable hand bag, a bigger house . . .  What do these things do for us? What they don't do is bring lasting happiness, nor do they make us better humans. Playing "one-up" pits us against one another, turning friends into opponents and creating an obscene amount of waste as …