Tag: Experiences

  • Building beautiful things

    I’m on Amtrak heading to Richmond this morning for the March for Life Virginia. It’s early (so still darkish) and it’s overcast and raining. If your experience of the world is exclusively or primarily in our cities and along routes like the one I’m traveling this morning (whether by car or train), you’ll tend to […]

  • ‘Here we have to schedule them’

    Lenore Skenazy writes on “American overparenting,” but I think what is hit upon more fundamentally here is America’s lack of social and cultural trust: “My daughter always says, ‘Oh, I wish we could have more playdates like in Brazil!’” says Claudia Jorge, whose family of four recently relocated to Havertown, Pennsylvania. “Here we have to…

  • Simplifying the Christmas season

    Simplifying the Christmas season

    Leo Babauta writes on simplifying the Christmas season: What would happen if we decided to become radicals, and simplified the holidays? What would happen if we bucked the consumerist traditions, and got down to the essentials? For some, the essentials are religious — the spirit of this season has nothing to do with shopping or…

  • Amazon Go

    When I was in Chicago earlier this month I stayed at the Club Quarters hotel in the Loop at Adams and Clark Streets. After coming back from dinner in the Homewood, IL suburbs one night, I walked past my first Amazon Go store, which turned out to be right across the street from the hotel.…

  • ‘Better now and unimaginably changed’

    I saw this excerpt on Twitter from a conversation with Nick Cave; a brief meditation on the death of his son: It seems to me, that if we love, we grieve. That’s the deal. That’s the pact. Grief and love are forever intertwined. Grief is the terrible reminder of the depths of our love and,…