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The Simple Life: Adapt. Like a Frog. Or a Finch.

I’m really not supposed to be chatting with you right now. If my schedule, the one I set up last night before the snowstorm, were in place, I would be 70 miles away at Costco, shopping. The monthly hunt and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Soft Bread Sticks

Generally, we eat around the dining room table — with place mats, no less! — but sometimes, when I’m feeling wild and crazy and free, we set up the meal at the living room coffee table and sit on the … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Variety Isn’t Mandatory

The Norwegian Artist is the simplest man on the planet to feed: As long as the food tastes good, he eats it, and it doesn’t matter if it’s the same menu of yesterday, the day before, and the day before … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Eating Together

One of the things you learn, when you set out to live the simple life, is this: It’s really simpler than you think. You don’t need to join an Encouragement Group, or fill out a series of charts, or buy … Continue reading

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Seeking the Simple Life

Ah, the simple life. So many of us crave this so intensely, it makes our addiction to potato chips look minor. I know one woman who is convinced that the only way she will find the simple life is by … Continue reading

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A Dead Mouse on the Desk

Despite living the simple life of milking goats and knitting lace and baking bread and participating in all those homey, warm, homesteading goodness activities, I do spend a significant portion of my day on the computer. Which isn’t simple at … Continue reading

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Empowerment: Making Your Own Bread

Back in the 1970s, the status symbol for school-aged children who brought their lunch in a brown bag (we did that back then) was Wonderbread. White, squishy, soft, building our little bodies in 12 different ways — combined with bologna … Continue reading

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Quick, Cheap, Simple French Bread

Homemade bread doesn’t taste anything like what you’re accustomed to buying in the store — Thank God. If you’ve never made bread before, cut yourself some slack — your first loaves may not be picture perfect, but they’ll more than … Continue reading

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The Genius and Ingenuity in All of Us

We’re all smarter than we think, and if we allow ourselves, we can accomplish more than we ever imagined possible. Continue reading

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