Time: A Non Renewable Resource

My home looks amazing. There was a reporter here last week and she kept saying how clean it looked. I’m not a fan of housework so this was a huge compliment. It does look amazing. I love it. My home, all 1100 square feet of it, feels huge. It feels peaceful. It’s easy to keep [...]

Buy Nothing Day

Today is Buy Nothing Day in North America. Here’s the Wickipedia entry on it if you are not familiar: Buy Nothing Day (BND) is an international day of protest against consumerism observed by social activists. Typically celebrated the Friday after American Thanksgiving in North America and the following day internationally, in 2010 the dates are [...]

Minimalism For The Masses: Small Change

A few weeks ago I met up with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. As we hugged and greeted and caught up the subject of this little blog came up. A friend asked for more information and another friend replied,  ‘she’s getting rid of everything she owns’. I laughed it off. We’re taking [...]

Minimalist Christmas: Part 1

WALL TREE

While getting rid of things I unearthed a pile of written and partially addressed thank you notes. They were neatly encased in the thank you card box just waiting to get the full address, a stamp and a drop off at the mailbox. They were a year and a half old. Also unearthed: four packages [...]

Minimalism And Mementos

IDs from internation rowing events and two enclosure tags from Royal Henley.

When I was still a competitive athlete I recall seeing two retired rowers using the rowing machine, called ergometres, and wondering why? You’ve spent years on that thing and now you have a choice on what you do to stay in shape. Why go back to the torture machine. When asked why they still used [...]

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