Oct

20

Slow reading

If you’ve been visiting here at the Empty Nest Mom for any length of time, you know I’m an advocate of slowing down. There’s no need to keep accelerating our pace and yes, we really do have some manner of control over the speed through which we move through life – believe it or not. […]

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Oct

13

Columbus Day Discovery

Although I didn’t travel yesterday in the Nina, the Pinta or the Santa Maria, I did discover a new land. Well it’s actually an old land and an old colony, but it was new to me. And such a pleasant surprise! I set out, provisoned with a water bottle, some cash and my camera, with […]

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Oct

06

The Miniaturist – In Fiction and Real Life

I’m currently reading and enjoying The Miniaturist. The book is set in 17th-century Amsterdam with Nella, the 18 year old protagonist who has entered an arranged marriage with a merchant twice her age. He is wealthy and handsome but aloof and far more demonstrative with his two dogs than with Nella. There are many closed doors, whispers […]

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Sep

29

3 thoughts on forks

A fork in the road. It’s a Yogi Berra-ism that when you see a fork in the road – you should take it. I love the possibility that a fork in the road represents – for the back roads, the slow meandering route, the funky stops and the interesting people who may just be around […]

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Sep

23

Who made you the person you are today?

With many negative male role models in the news lately, from physically abusive NFL players to unthinkably evil ISIS males, it was refreshing to pick up the latest issue of Esquire magazine. It is a special issue on raising the next generation of good men. We know there are many out there. Perhaps we’re raising […]

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