Wednesday Links

Here's what I've been reading this week:

How to Tidy Your Home Mindfully - More on Marie Kondo's ideas about making our possessions have more meaning. 

Brew Mile - This race is coming to St. Louis! Unlike the Tap 'N' Run, where you drink small amounts of beer, at the Brew Mile you drink four full beers over the course of a mile. I've heard this is much more challenging and maybe not even doable, but I'm happy to give it a try! They haven't set a date yet for Brew Mile in St. Louis, but this year's Tap 'N' Run is June 6th. Running and beer go so well together. 

Be More With Less has an interesting post about books. In "The Joy of Books isn't in Ownership," Courtney Carver talks about where the joy is, and also gives some reading recommendations. We've let go of a lot of books in recent months, but I'm itching to go back through the ones downstairs using the method we used here, also from Marie Kondo. 

Pamela Druckerman at the New York Times is skeptical about decluttering and mindfulness. She outlines the reasons why in "The Clutter Cure's Illusory Joy." I disagree with her conclusions, but it's still an interesting read. I think for decluttering to be useful, it has be combined with mindfulness. Mindfulness won't magically appear in the empty spaces, but it could be easier to find once you've cleared out some of the clutter. 

One of the cute images Weather Whiskers has for snow

One of the cute images Weather Whiskers has for snow

I love the weather, following the weather, speculating about the weather, talking about the weather, and looking at weather apps. My all-time favorite is Weather Whiskers, but I don't like it because of the accuracy of the forecasts. If accuracy is your focus, Lifehacker put together a list of the "Five Best Weather Websites," which focuses more on how useful they are than how cute they are. :)