Today’s the big day!
Because sometimes less is more.
Ever feel buried by your stuff? Run ragged by your schedule? Constantly distracted by your digital devices?
Help is here.
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So… over the past couple of years I wrote a book. Last March I submitted the manuscript for Uncluttered. Later that spring I revised, hunted down citations, and worked with a fabulous team of editors who alternately served as exhorters, critics, and cheerleaders, depending on what each paragraph needed most. I got a first peek…… Continue reading So… I Wrote a Book
For anyone dreaming a creative dream you fear will never come true, keep at it.
Early in my high school years, I broke my ankle at soccer practice. I’d just started getting playing time, and even scored a goal in a game (my first) the day before. Then Lindsay Vetter and I went for the ball at the same second in a drill (she won), and I came down hard…… Continue reading Embracing Limits (Soul Space Thursday)
There’s a great short story by Herman Melville about a notary with a rotten boss who suddenly decides he’s had enough. After years of drudgery, serving as a legal scribe without adequate compensation or respect, one day when Bartleby’s boss asks him to examine a paper, he hesitates. “Bartleby,” writes Melville, “in a singularly mild,…… Continue reading Knowing No (Soul Space Thursdays)
When I was eleven months pregnant with our second child (okay, okay, it was only eight-and-a-half, but it felt like eleven), I picked up our three-year-old at preschool only to have his teacher stop me at the door. “You know,” she said, reaching behind her for a clipboard, “Lincoln hasn’t taken the bird home this…… Continue reading A Laser Yes (Soul Space Thursday)
Daryl sometimes jokes that I’m a crock pot. Apparently when you go 10 days overdue with one baby and then five days overdue with the next, you get labeled a slow cooker. The thing is though, I am in love with my crock pot, so I don’t care. One of the easiest ways to simplify…… Continue reading Cook Slowly (Soul Space Thursdays)
Daryl and I did a crazy thing a couple of months ago. In a digitally-defined world, we subscribed to a newspaper. A real, honest-to-goodness, newsprint newspaper. You guys, it gets delivered to our house. I read it while I drink my coffee. If I run my fingers across its pages, they get smudged with ink. I know, right? We’re such…… Continue reading Read the Fine Print (Soul Space Thursday)