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Video: Prairie Paradise

Prairie Paradise from Patrick Gannon on Vimeo.

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Free stuff! | KitRex

Free stuff! | KitRex.

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Pammel Park Bird Blind

While Ian was out for an adventure-filled day with grandma and grandpa, the rest of the family ventured out to the Nature Center/Bird Blind at Madison County’s Pammel Park. I *think I was the only one to see birds, but … Continue reading

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Pete in Crayon

Our oldest artist-in-residence surprised me this morning with “Pete in Crayon,” a commissioned piece for one of our magazine photo shoots.  Photography, assembly, and adult supervision provided by the talented StacyZ.

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12 Simple Ways to Create Momentum in Your Day | Becoming Minimalist

…a good friend of mine makes her bed every single morning. It helps her room and house look cleaner. But more importantly, she says it sets the stage for the rest of her day. One small accomplishment within seconds of … Continue reading

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1976 Rhodes Suitcase 88 Key

Last weekend I jumped at a Rhodes 88 key listed on Craigslist. Looking past the rough tolex and one missing tine/tonebar, this thing is amazing. The boys and I have already put in a few hours of “Frosty the Snowman” … Continue reading

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

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The Great Discontent: Merlin Mann

The fact is that most of us are wandering around, scared shitless, wondering what the fuck’s going to happen next. That’s as true when you’re 11 as it is when you’re in your 40s. It’s one reason that people feel … Continue reading

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10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems : Remodelista

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems : Remodelista.

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The 40-Year Slump

What has vanished over the past 40 years isn’t just Americans’ rising incomes. It’s their sense of control over their lives. The young college graduates working in jobs requiring no more than a high-school degree, the middle-aged unemployed who have … Continue reading

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