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What does your hometown smell like?

We saw a social media meme and naturally took it way to far. We asked our daily email readers, “If your hometown was a scented candle, what would it smell like?” Let’s burn this mother down.  You all answered and now we are this close to pulling the trigger and launching a chandlery. Until then, […]

What good shall I do this day?

It doesn’t cost a dime to volunteer in your community and the returns are immeasurable to both you and your neighbors. Bonus: it feels great. We’ve started this list of opportunities to help you take action, connect to your community and get your do-good on. Know an organization, initiative or movement that needs to be […]

Break ’em off with a little preview of the Book List.

Turn the page. Due to overwhelming demand (one of you asked for it), we’ve started this evolving post to archive our semiannual-ish book lists from The Scout. Every now and then we let you in on what’s on our shelves and has piqued our literary curiosity. For better or worse, we welcome you to The […]

Wednesday Words. Round 1.

Work hard and be nice to people. If you’ve been with us for more than two days, you know we wrap up each Wednesday email with a quick selection of words. They are inspirational, challenging or just something we heard that week that fit the vibe. Some friends of The Scout brought these words to […]

Farewell to a Friend. With Falafel.

It’s presence that matters. Rev. Doug Job’s love affair with falafel began at a deli when he was a teenager in small-town Tennessee. A frequent orderer of standard sandwiches from the deli, in his characteristic way, Doug befriended the Palestinian deli owner. One evening when he went to the deli, he smelled an incredible smell. […]
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Take control of your inbox. Get more Scout.

Your email spam filter is a chump. Ok, that was a bit strong but at the very least it can be rude to us sometimes. If there is anything more impolite than plucking good vibes out of inbox and plopping them into junk, I ain’t found it. To be sure you’re getting every tasty drop from […]