My first experience with consumer guilt: Bells and Whistles.

For the first time since embarking on our purposeful, minimalistic adventure I had an experience of consumer guilt. But it’s not what you might expect… We have been waiting to celebrate our sticks and bricks closing with the purchase of new iPhones for all of us. Michael’s is cracked and takes forever to load apps … Read more My first experience with consumer guilt: Bells and Whistles.

Control and stuff, or experiences?

Any sense of control you have in your lives is simply an illusion that you’ve allowed to persist. Your life could end in the next few minutes, or you could live to 120 with modern medicine. You can take actions to minimize exposure, but ultimately you’re here for a limited time. Worrying about “stuff” and … Read more Control and stuff, or experiences?

Tiny/Small living and reaching a larger audience

A friend of mine (from Boulder) offered this reply to one of our Facebook posts. I started to write a simple reply, but it turned into enough to warrant its own blog post. Strap in. 🙂 You know… the public aversion to tiny homes is partially due to the projected hubris around “how small I … Read more Tiny/Small living and reaching a larger audience

Pioneer Woman, truck stops, and periods.

24 (twenty four) items per page: Pages of tampons at Target: 4 Pages of max-pads at Target: 4 Pages of panty liners at Target: 2 Why in hell do I know this? More importantly, why does it matter? It was a circuitous journey, to be certain. I’m planning the first leg of the arrival of … Read more Pioneer Woman, truck stops, and periods.