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  • Nan, the Fowler version of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary that I updated needed no nod from Vatican II. I simply retained the English and omitted the Latin, and arranged things so that the reader doesn’t have to flip around so much. There were a couple of places where I took liberty with the wording of one hymn because in today’s…[Read more]

  • I have to give Joe Ulmer credit, he stuck to my pace the whole ~30 miles of our Knobstone Trail adventure this past weekend. A dozen stories to be told… for now, a bit of his Instagram feed.

    Mornings on […]

  • Journaling is popular, and for good reason. A simple way to increase your well-being is to cultivate the practice of being grateful. Hence, many influencers encouraging writing several entries into a gratitude […]

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    Gimme Shelter
    Having a roof over our heads has always been one of a handful of human goals, and over the millennia we have perfected the art of turning a house into a home. And until recently, those homes […]

    • Nan, the Fowler version of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary that I updated needed no nod from Vatican II. I simply retained the English and omitted the Latin, and arranged things so that the reader doesn’t have to flip around so much. There were a couple of places where I took liberty with the wording of one hymn because in today’s usage it amounts to an innuendo – which didn’t exist then. I’ve lowered the price on both the print and Kindle versions of the Office, but if you wish, the original text is available online, through Google Books, I believe. Just do a search of “fowler” and “little office” and it should be in the top results.

  • As you have figured out, I stop quite frequently at Bryant Creek Lake on my way to work. When I come around the curve south of the Morgan Monroe State Forest entrance on Old State Road 37 on workdays, the […]

  • Several people have asked me what I’m giving up for Lent. They ask me because I’m Catholic and they have a morbid curiosity. To be honest, I hadn’t even picked anything between Ash Wednesday this past weekend, […]

  • Boy, talk about relishing the opportunity to get all small, slow, and happy! I spent the day with new friends from the Knobstone Hiking Trail Association, walking pieces of bench up steep southern Indiana hills, […]

  • The great folks at NatureRX have put out a series of Nature ads that have me belly laughing. Getting out in nature, as you obviously know, is one of the best things you can do to incorporate human scale and pace […]

  • Connection has everything to do with our relationships, but more importantly, it has to do with the quality of our relationships. Today, I want you to consider something, and I don’t have any science or research […]

  • jgarlits wrote a new post, Motivation 4 months ago

    You may not be able to get everything done today, but you can do one thing!

    Do your one thing today.

  • I added a new page to the website today, after spending quite a bit of time in the basement getting rid of stuff I’ll never use. The tab is at the top of my home page, and it is titled “Unsuming.”

    Want to join […]

  • Richard Louv is the latest in a line of distinguished nature writers. While his style is more journal than novel, his research and conclusions drew our attention to a growing problem. We don’t get wild often […]

  • Okay guys, today I’m testing out a twenty dollar Vivitar video camera. It’s no GoPro, but it worked in a pinch! I didnt’ feel safe riding and holding my iPhone, so I looked for a dirt cheap solution. The audio […]

  • jgarlits wrote a new post, Unexpected 4 months ago

    This has been an unexpected day at the end of an unexpected week. The temperature got up to 73 degrees here today in an Indiana February. We’re supposed to have severe weather tonight and the temperature will […]

  • Well, I’m at it again. Welcome to the inaugural 2017 B.E.D. Post, as you will quickly find out, B.E.D. stands for “Bike Every Day” and that is an aspiration of mine that has fallen on hard luck recently, for […]

  • I thought you might enjoy seeing what a word cloud from my book “Human Scale Happiness” looks like in the shape of the United States. After studying it for a bit, you won’t be able to say you’ve read my book, but […]

  • jgarlits started the topic Gratitude in the forum Human Nature 4 months ago

    Let’s talk about gratitude and keeping a journal. You can also post things here that you are grateful and why. Share it!

  • Did you realize that there are dozens of songs about walking? There is a reason. One of the most human things we can do, which we should be doing every day, and which was designed to keep us well – is to walk. […]

  • Respect the food!

    There is a popular modern slogan that was in part birthed by the slow food crowd. “Farm to Table.” It comes close in describing how we should view food and nutrition. For such an important […]

  • Today is the first in a five part series addressing the top habits that will nudge you toward living at a human scale and pace.  A positive and hopeful attitude drives positive gain in our lives. This has […]

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