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The Limits of the Internet, or What Do We Really Desire?
What WE’LL BE, Will Be
Guest Post: Austin Graff on Ridding the World of Stranger Danger One Airbnb Stay at a Time
My Saints March On
Being Lovers, Not Fighters
What happened to friends?
Just Be Kind
Burning Down the Fireproof Hotel is Available
Burning Down the Fireproof Hotel
Hitchhiking on Someone Else’s Smile
Telling a Damn Good Story without Words
Blood and the Occupational Hazards of Love
Saratoga WarHorse, Spacious Care for Veterans — Guest Post by Anne Campbell
Catherine Woodiwiss, Guest Post, A SPACIOUS Cab Ride
Quinoa Falling in the Forest
Saint-Exupéry, War, A Smile and Brain Pickings
Guest Post by Stacie Marinelli, Spacious Sharing During Cancer Treatment
Guest Post: Agam’s Birthday Project
Best of 2013
Why Are So Many People Pissed Off about Miss America?
(Not So) Happily Ever After
Operating Room Flash Mob
An Off-Key Addition to the Choir
Let’s Start Imperfectly or We’ll Never Start
Let’s Get A Reality Check!
Speaking and Teaching
Learning to See “Diamonds in the Rough” Among Us
Guest Post: Jenna Bonnichsen, aka JBonn
“Shower the People You Love with Love”
The Human Touch
Seeing with the Heart
Ball Marks at the French Open, or What Do YOU Have Eyes to See?
Keeping My Lies Straight
Places in My Past
Companionship as Soul Medicine
$100 Tips and Toilet Paper Scraps
The Pope Weighs In
Say What You Want to Say
Art in His Heart
Flattery Will Get You… Well, It Depends.
Don’t Waste My Time with a “Thank-you”
Tranquilizing Each Other
Hidden Agendas and Sincerity
Is It Free?
Guest Post by Mary Koppes: Reciprocity: Presence Is Its Own Gift
An Apt Word
Memories and Memorable People
Guest Post: Darcie Purcell, Do As I Say, Not As I Do… A Word for Women
Missed Connections State By State
Guest Post: Adrienne Stone-Gibilisco — Best Laid Plans
Guest Post: Sue Kranz, A View from the Bottom
If I were a tourist patrol…
I Was Wrong
Spamarama, False Hopes and Party Invitations
100 Years to Live
Guest Post: Tinkerbell and Collaboration by Natasha Kolar
Let’s Do a “Log Jam” Project… but How?
The Loneliness of Lying
Pride of Place
In Favor of Permeable Social Membranes
When We Feel Outcast or Alone
Freaks and Geeks We Meet
Pregnancy and Toe Jam
More Drawstring, Less Lace
The Uses of Imagination
Christmas Live and on TV
Giving Myself Gifts
Mamie & Ike with lipstick, or thrift store joy
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Oh, the pianist and the cowboy should be friends
“Dissipating the fog of irony”
Reader response to the irony conversation
Living without Irony
If you’re online on Thanksgiving…
Door Busters, 12-day waits and shopping frenzy
The Tool of Art
Skip the turkey; I’ve got to get to Target!
It’s hard to tell what’s going on inside anybody.
Voting for Something Radical
When storms come…
“This is your brain on GPS.”
This piece of planet Earth
We may already have what we’re looking for.
Random shuffle of friends
Ashlee Simpson’s Nose Job
Snap decisions and public transportation
Niche Aging or SPACIOUS Acres?
It all depends on when you snap the photo.
Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch
Adrenaline Addiction as Metaphor
Lord have mercy… why NOT dance?
One of life’s enduring questions: “Where’s the bathroom?”
Of Mice and Chipmunks
“The wonders of God are everywhere, and most people miss ’em,” he said.
Today’s guest post is by Natasha Kolar: Friends who play together stay together
Whom do you consider a freak?
Competing with Michael Jackson
I’m far better-looking online.
Power to the Grown-ups
Empathy for the Filthy Rich
I’m all for naming reality.
“No Roaming” Charges
Trusting Life with Our Kids, and our Kids with Life
Are your dearest nearest?
Are you a fish living in water?
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
Family Form Follows Function
Lessons Learned at the World Domination Summit
Airport Terminals and Transitions
The SPACIOUS State Cupcake
Haves and Have Nots
An evening from scratch
God Sightings on the Dance Floor
Yet One More Muse, Steve Martin
Another Muse, David Byrne
My Muses: First, Dave Brubeck
Follow the Leader
Things I sometimes wonder about…
Eat my bubbles!
Stock Photos of You
You’re Enough Already
I love random, pointless missions.
The SPACIOUS State Playlist
Fire and Rain
Before You & I Die…
One-Trick Ponies and Sailboats
The Flight Back to Conversation
Personal Power and Lady Gaga
Which generous one are you?
Washington Post features SPACIOUS
Who do you want to play with?
Fairies and Economists
The Eyes of My Heart (or My Google?)
An iPod, an Hour, Walking Shoes and 63 Degrees
Glory and Crap Coexist
The Clues Were There
Creeks, the Atlanta Braves and Proust
Randomness and the Frank Burke Fan Club
I was wrong… nuancing the “for and against” issue
“Us and Them,” “For and Against”
Camping out to be the first to buy… what?
Racism, Gentrification and Sleepovers
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Snapshots of SPACIOUSness
Size does matter; should it?
High Heels Aren’t Me
Amateur vs. Professional Lovefests
Today is Generosity Day
In Praise of Messy Outcomes and Favorite Mistakes
My Favorite Mistake
A Spacious Connection in a Vietnamese Restaurant
SPACIOUS beyond the blog
What’s sad about having a child with Down syndrome?
“People with _________ just aren’t my thing”
Love’s the Only House
Squirrel Underpants & Being Our Brothers’ Keepers
Striving is Overrated
The Myth of Sisyphus & Email
Funky Toilets, Buses, Headboards & Buildings Lift My Spirits
Life is Good (Enough)
2011 was the year I first did… several things!
Singular Lives Remembered & Celebrated
Guest Post: Spacious Experience
Nerds and Romance Novels
“Poor” is not a four-letter word
Status Updates of the Free and Easy
SPACIOUS Conversation Starters
It Had to Be You.. Didn’t It?
The Spacious “State Meal”
Too Wired and Connected to be Spacious
The Do Good Bus
Awkward Silence vs. the Sound of Two Hands Clapping
Banishing Stranger Danger
Falafel & Tater Tots Together
Yo! Toby Keith and Me (Yes, Me, I, My)
Cheerleading for Each Other
The New Normal
Nathan Barnatt & the SPACIOUS “State Dance”
"Yes, and…" People
Interstates, Blue Highways and Taking the Road Less Traveled
Love, Loss and What An Ex Kept
Shlumpadinkas and the Intimidating World of Retail
Boring is the New Special
It Takes All Kinds
The Influence of Pearl Fryar: Topiary Bringing Joy
Truth or TMI?
You are what you read.
Live vs. Televised