Category Archives: Simplicity

Voluntary simplicity in a 272 channel television world

Photo: Wikimedia Creative Commons Sometimes ideas arrive in your life at exactly the time you need them. Tonight I was reading Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elgin. He describes how the … Continue reading

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City Mouse, Country Mouse

When I lived in the city, the ‘something new’ that I noticed going to work was always HUGE—an immense hole in the ground for a new skyscraper, cornrows of ‘dozers for the freeway construction, square acres of asphalt for a … Continue reading

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Why we live in the house that Jack built

I am doing research on a series about insomnia that I’ll be posting later in the week.  One of the concepts came across loud and clear in my reading. You can create the most inviting sleeping conditions possible–dark room, good … Continue reading

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What does your garbage say about you?

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time~~T. S. Eliot I woke up this morning thinking about garbage. Do you ever … Continue reading

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It’s Fall!

Today is the vernal equinox, which I am told is a point in time, rather than equality of day and night.  If I wanted that I’d have to refer to the equilux, which means, I would imagine, equal light?  If, … Continue reading

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Live simply, but be complex

There have been a lot of books (and I’ve read most of them!) having to do with shedding our hectic, frenetic modern life and returning to a more agrarian, simpler life style. I think there is a lot to this, … Continue reading

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Ode to Consumerism

There are no big box stores in the small town where I live, other than WalMart and Home Depot. No Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Petsmart, Michaels, JoAnns, Macys, Dillards. In the year I’ve been here, my biggest local buy was a … Continue reading

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