Category Archives: The beginning

The start of my journey.

Accomplishments

Accomplishments are always nice. They kind of give you a feeling like …well …like you accomplished something. Since I have always been a guy that likes to fix or build things, those feelings were always my welcome reward after countless … Continue reading

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What I did on my Summer Vacation

Meet Jared and Michele. He is a Chef, she is a retail clerk. They are my good friends  I had the opportunity to spend four days with them recently on a mini-vacation at their home in Morro Bay, California. Their … Continue reading

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My Death Sentence

People tend to wait for “defining” moments in their lives before they truly change. The act of saying “I do”, the birth of a child, or a major purchase such as a house will cause people to change their outlook … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning – Minimalist Style

I sit here on a beautiful Northern California day with the sun shining and the wind howling. The pollen count is high, dust is swirling. What a great day for some good old-fashioned spring cleaning. Time to get all that … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Dream

Do me a favor? Don’t let your dreams outlive you. When I say do me a favor, I obviously mean do yourself a favor. So many people stop living long before they accomplish what they dream about. Dreams are not … Continue reading

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Worried about fear

Not long ago mankind’s worries included finding enough food to eat, maintaining basic shelter, or not contracting a deadly disease.  What concerns us now is making sure all 200 cable channels are working. Don’t get me wrong, innovation and technology … Continue reading

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Man, this sure is complicated.

This minimalist thing sure is complicated. I took a wee break from blogging so I could concentrate on my career-after-my-career. After all, something has to be done to support me in the manner to which I am accustomed (bad minimalist … Continue reading

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I’m such a tool

I have always been a tinkerer. I used to disassemble my alarm clock to see what made it tick (sorry, had to be said). The sight of springs and dials and screws scattered about my floor was sheer delight for … Continue reading

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Another Victim

Today’s victim of my minimalist throwout, donation drive, and recycling binge was an old nemesis: plastic food containers and cups. It took me a while to corral the critters, but when I did I managed to find several lids without containers, … Continue reading

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Fear and Navigation

I’ve been reading a lot of Julien Smith Lately, and as such I am learning to come to grips with my fear. I didn’t feel like I feared much. I’ve traveled to out of the way places, ridden motorcycles at … Continue reading

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