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Author Archives: Joel D Canfield

Our New Home on the Lake (Rice Lake)

A quick gallery of our new home. More photos when we finish moving in. And then again in spring. And then again in fall.

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"Enjoy Your Vacation"

People keep saying that. "Enjoy your vacation." I've stopped correcting them. Sue has already commented on all the work going on while we travel. I wanna talk about this whole "if you're traveling it must be a vacation" mindset. It's wrong.

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You Don't Want a Job: Why Self-Employment Reduces Your Risks & Increases Your Rewards

That's the full title of my 10th book, being released this Friday, July 27th, and one of the many reasons I've been absent from this blog so long. I hope you'll join me on a little virtual book tour throughout the month of August. You'll meet lots of interesting people and just might learn a … Continue reading »

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Homeward Bound (On, Wisconsin!)

I love it when I can make a title out of nothing but song titles. Yes, the rumour is true: we're moving to Wisconsin. (The reason you haven't heard the rumour is because I'm starting it now.) New Jersey is beautifully sunny. The friends we've made here are connected at our core. But we just … Continue reading »

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Things I Miss in My Nomad Life

I miss the big comfy chair where I used to fall asleep meditating every night.

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Bridge Out on Memory Lane

In the movies, when the long-lost father/mother/brother/sister/whatever crosses paths with their kin, directors show us the visceral connection. Look in their eyes; they know something just happened. Nice for story lines, but no connection to reality.

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11/11/11 = 6/6

On November 11th, 2011 join us for a book release party of epic proportions. Epic because of the 6/6—we'll be celebrating the release of 6 books in 6 months.

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11/11/11 = 6/6 Book Release Party

On November 11th, 2011 join us for a book release party of epic proportions. Epic because of the 6/6—we'll be celebrating the release of 6 books in 6 months.

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Finding Me: The 1st Year

I wrote that the most important thing you find when you travel is yourself. (What I said literally was the real challenges are inside us; the journey simply exposes them.) I could write about the amazing changes in Fiona (as the 7th child, I know what to expect and she's exceeded it exponentially.) I could … Continue reading »

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A Year of Travel Blogging: Canfield of Dreams

One year ago today this blog was launched, though it wasn't named Canfield of Dreams until a few days later. We had made the decision to at least experiment with going nomad. That, or just going mad. From a quick review of our recent posts, it seems that although we are indeed mad, it's a … Continue reading »

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