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Lara Simmons
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The Game of Life

Lara Simmons on June 15th, 2012 No Comments

“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” –Old sports adage attributed to sportswriter Grantland Rice I have always believed this old adage. Or wanted to believe that I believed it at least… I am one of those people who tries not to appear competitive, but secretly really likes to…

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Lara Simmons
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Simplicity Simplified

Lara Simmons on May 23rd, 2012 2 Comments

“Simplicity in its essence demands neither a vow of poverty nor a life of rural homesteading. As an ethic of self-conscious material moderation, it can be practiced in cities and suburbs, townhouses and condominiums. It requires neither a log cabin nor a hair shirt but a deliberate ordering of priorities so as to distinguish between…

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My 8 year old son after school: “Hey Mom, did you drive?” Me (bracing for the backlash): “No.” My Son: “Good, because I really care about stopping Global Warming.” Me: (Speechless) I often refer to my younger son as “my guru” because while one of the sweetest boys I know he is also one of…

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