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. …

Having It All

People want to be happy and it`s easy to make the mistake of thinking that getting everything you want = more happiness. It's not quite so simple. It seems that when stuff is too easy to come by, something is missing.   I was pretty fortunate. My parents always provided us with extras. We certainly didn't get everything we wanted …

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