I planted my window boxes last night. The sun was setting through the trees, but the long summer light allowed me to work until almost nine. The cooler temperature was welcome, and I thought of farmers who used to work late into the night with...

  Less is more. You've probably heard it before. It's the minimalist's mantra, and in a loud world longing for simplicity, it makes sense. Rejecting the extraneous and embracing minimalism is a welcome change. But even minimalism can be complicated. A quick online search for minimalism brings up 334,000,000 hits....

The realization of a dream isn’t half as dreamy as dreaming it. It’s the put on your big girl pants, pull up your bootstraps, and get to work part of seeing our dreams come to reality. Dreaming isn’t for the faint of heart. At least not the “dreams come true” part. But often the inevitable roadblocks to...