Take a break

A reminder to myself that might be helpful to you: take a break. For inspiration, I read Robert Dessaix's The Pleasures of Leisure. (I picked up a copy for $3 at the local Vinnies; in pristine, unread condition, it is inscribed with a message of congratulations for "twenty years of unswerving, faithful service"). Dessaix acknowledges … Continue reading Take a break

Look up

Walking up to school this morning, my son said 'I love the sky'. You can see why: It's the beginning of spring on this side of the world, and Sydney celebrates with days in the mid 20s. Members of the Cloud Appreciation Society would have found little joy this morning. After a week of rain, … Continue reading Look up

This week

In a week with little time to write, a list is appealing. This structure is inspired by the weekly slow living email from Brooke McAlary at Slow Your Home. She ends each newsletter with a list of what she has been thinking about, doing, experiencing and enjoying over the past week. I am also inspired … Continue reading This week