Monthly Archives: March 2011

Uncontrollable Circumstances

There are some circumstances in this life that we simply cannot control. Acid rain from Japan’s nuclear fallout, which is now affecting the milk supply in my state is one of them. There’s nothing I can do about that. The moat … Continue reading

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Vidiot

“Vidiot.” That’s the word my father-in-law uses for kids whose brains turn to mush after being consumed by video games for hours on end. I’ve never been a “gamer.” Even when we had the original Atari, or Nintendo as children. … Continue reading

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In a Van … Down by the River

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this whole minimalist adventure around the country. I’m pretty excited to minimize the rest of our possessions. Since the day I started this blog, I’ve been talking about selling everything and going … Continue reading

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Minimal Focus

In an attempt to keep my focus in the right places, I’m going to start a different blog to chronicle the plans for our road trip experience. Because here at the Minimal Challenge, the focus is our compulsive need to increase, use, … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence

It’s like my computer can read my mind … Or … I’m not the only person who feels this way.

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Oh, the Possibilities …

I’m not going to lie. I’ve become consumed with our plans to take our family on a cross-country adventure. There’s a lot of planning that needs to happen still … finances, routes and destinations, and our children’s educations, to name … Continue reading

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The Full-Time Family. What’s that?

As you can imagine, I am now fully immersed in research for our Road-Schooling-Free-Wheeling-Country-Crossing adventure. I’m reading blogs, finding curriculum, and imagining life on the open road. It’s a little crazy to think of the freedom. (And the cramped quarters, peanut butter … Continue reading

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