Monthly Archives: August 2010

Calling all Librarians

You may not consider yourself a librarian, or even have a library science degree. But if you have boxes full of books, or shelves of books that have not been cracked open in years … I’m talking to you. A … Continue reading

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Institutionalized

When we returned home last night after a week away, I looked around my freshly-minimized house and felt less like I was at “home” and more like I was in an institution … stark walls, no clutter. Partly, it felt … Continue reading

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Decision Made.

In case you’ve been wondering where we ended up on our vehicle minimization efforts, we’ve spent the week weighing the pros and cons of the reincarnated hippie-era VW Westfalia camper van against the cute, compact, and fuel-efficient Honda Element ECamper. … Continue reading

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Domestic Goddess

Admittedly, it is a bit of a challenge to be minimizing my material possessions while I’m 300 miles from home, camping out with just the bare essentials. But it hasn’t stopped me from thinking about how I can minimize some … Continue reading

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Back Woods Adventures

So maybe I’m rethinking this whole “adventures” vs. “gifts” idea … or perhaps its just the “experiences” I’ve had in the Back Woods of late. Indulge me for a moment in just my top three experiences of the last 48 … Continue reading

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Spoiler Alert

As you know, we’re on vacation. And if you know me, you know that means I’m taking tons of pictures to fill tons of scrapbooks. It is in keeping with my plan to minimize, after all–replacing “stuff” with experiences and … Continue reading

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The air is fresh. The water is pure. The sun is dancing on the shimmering lake. There was a moose sighting this morning. My son wakes up every morning, stretches, and says “aaah … the cabin.” Life is good. Everyone … Continue reading

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