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  • Nestling in bed on a cold day
    House & Home

    Keep Calm and Hygge On

    Do you find pleasure in nestling deep in your blanket on cold days, or warming up the house with a slow-cooking stew? Do you feel content with sharing a simple meal with…

  • The first day of the new year at Joshua Tree National Park
    Random Thoughts

    Looking Forward

    For the last several New Year’s Eves, our nights were spent somewhere far from home, usually with friends, and always with party poppers, glow sticks, and raucous dancing involved. But this New…

  • Smells of spring
    Flowers & Herbs, Fruits, Garden of Eatin'

    Smells of Spring

    Though the vernal equinox doesn’t occur for another week or so, it already feels like spring has sprung in my garden. While some people equate spring with snow melting, seed starting, and…

  • Your hands do a lot
    Random Thoughts

    A Handy Appreciation

    This is my hand. I wish I could say I was on my way to the boxing gym, but that wasn’t the case. I wish I could say that this β€” the…

  • Spending a perfectly useless afternoon in a hammock
    Off-Grid in Mexico, Outdoor Adventures

    How to Live

    If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. β€” Lin Yutang When I go to the Boat Ranch, I come back…

  • Mexican panga

    The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman

    This story, adapted from “Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral,” (“Anecdote Concerning the Lowering of Productivity”) is one of the most famous short stories from German writer Heinrich BΓΆll. It’s one little story…