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Thought for a beautiful October day

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.” – Swedish proverb

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Godspeed, adventure and exploration

On Thursday of this week Scott Carpenter died. For those of you that are less than somewhere in your 50s, he was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and the fourth American into space. The Mercury Seven astronauts were … Continue reading

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Thought for an October evening

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi  

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Dance monkey, dance

There is an old saying about authors. It’s been paraphrased many times, so I’m not sure of the exact original words. What I was told amounts to “you make the monkeys dance.” It means that the writer of a story … Continue reading

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Six things you should know about minimalism

There are things you should know about minimalism.   Minimalism is not all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it’s less. You will have to make some tough decisions. You will have to rid yourself of things that are … Continue reading

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Expectations

I want it all, and I want it now. Our society has evolved – de-evolved possibly – into one that has almost every imaginable convenience available all the time. The internet allows us to purchase most things at any time … Continue reading

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Inspiring thought for a beautiful spring day

The galleries are full of critics. They play no ball, they fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down in the arena are the doers. They make mistakes because they try many things. The man who … Continue reading

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Pictures, pictures, and more pictures

So it looks like I’m moving Moving is a pain in the ass. I think most of us would agree on that. Even for a minimalist, it still presents problems and hurdles that need to be overcome. Transferring utilities, getting … Continue reading

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Don’t ever give up

Truth is always pure. The subject matter or the person speaking are not important. Most of the time.  For those of you that may not follow college basketball, this is a video of Jim Valvano accepting the 1993 ESPY award for … Continue reading

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The Middle Part

I have belted out quite a few thoughts on minimalism over the past year or so. Let’s take a break from our regularly scheduled program and talk about the middle-aged part. Things start to hurt for no apparent reason. I’m … Continue reading

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