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You Can’t Lose Anything

Memento Mori  – Remember that you must die. In truth, you can’t lose anything. Because you never really possess anything. One day you’re going to die. You’ll leave this world and all the stuff in it. Anything you think you own is, in reality, only temporarily yours to experience. Our belief that you can “own” […]

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Spring 2019 – Truck Camper Travels – Marfa, TX

Marfa is the seat of Presidio County. We rolled into town on day 2 of our travels.  The first night we met up with an old friend in San Angelo, Texas where we spent the night in the Walmart parking lot. Frosty & Camper in front of the Courthouse.  We enjoy looking at Texas courthouses! […]

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Minimalist Reflections At Christmas

I’ve minimized my participation in Christmas. I used to be way more “into” Christmas.  Oh my gosh.  At one time I had at least five trees.  Decorations for all of them.  Then I had the non-tree decorations….stand-alone stuff.   Enough twinkling lights to string them for miles.  Indoor stuff.  Outdoor stuff.  It took me several days […]

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Noble Work

If work were so pleasant, the rich would keep it for themselves.  (Mark Twain) In my small-town Texas, USA upbringing I was taught work was the noble cause.  Being a hard worker for society is good.  You are contributing to our human endeavor.  I don’t find it to be that simple. There are different kinds […]

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Garbage In Garbage Out

Jacob over at Early Retirement Extreme – blog post – Garbage and excessive spending from the post:  “The United States produces 265 million tons of garbage each year. Since there are 300+ million [United States of] Americans, this means that each person on average produces slightly less than a ton of garbage each year. Although it […]

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Minimalism Quote

“There are two ways to be rich:  One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.”   -Jackie French Koller My YouTube Videos About Minimalism

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Minimizing

Exercised this morning.   Drove into town after lunch to run errands and acquire supplies.  The fridge was looking pretty bare. Dropped off stuff I don’t need at the local charity/thrift store.  The store is inside an old house and it’s referred to as The Green House.  Donated items are sold and I am told […]

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Minimizing, Living Simple = Ahhhhhhhhhh

Last week and over the weekend we gave away and sold some things that we did not use or need.  This lightening of the load is part of a continuing process that started slowly about 2 years ago when we moved from Wisconsin to Texas. When I look around my environment and take inventory of […]

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Minimizing

“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Dave & I are in the active pursuit of minimizing our lifestyle. There are a lot of reasons we feel compelled to do this.  The most important reason is that it is improving […]

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A List of Things I’m Doing Differently

Some things I started doing differently to: 1.) Decrease my consumption/impact/amount of “life dander”   & 2.)  Save $ – decrease the amount of time I have to spend making $ LIST- Make a less toxic and economical laundry detergent using Borax, Washing Soda, bar soap, & Water Purge things that are pointless:  Sell on […]

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