Nov 132013
 

As seems to be the norm, life lately has been hand-to-mouth.  And sometimes, the hand don’t reach the mouth.  Summer was pretty good with the app business and things looked to be moving in an upward direction.  Then September hit with no business, and most of October.  November ain’t setting records either.  Every week since […]

Jun 072013
 

And here I thought people were listening to me. 2 1/2 years of preaching the gospel of Minimalism. Downsizing, buying less, finding smaller places to live, finding alternative living like boats and rv’s. And what do I find on the interwebs? This: McMansions making a comeback. Really? Are you serious? Did we learn anything from […]

Jan 102012
 

Over the next week or two many people, especially those who don’t follow this here fine blog, will be getting either a letter in the mail or an email in their inbox. The message contained in the letter or email will be a reminder of just how little freedom and control they have lost over […]

A whole year now…

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Jan 062012
 

Around about this time a year ago, I sat down in front of my MacAir, I wasn’t full into the iPad yet, and logged onto my MasterCard account. I checked off the “Pay in Full” balance, took a deep breath, and pressed the “Pay Now” button. In a flash of electrons, a few nano seconds, […]

Debt, debt, debt…

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Oct 012011
 

If you have an interest in minimalism as a lifestyle and have been following this or any other minimalist blog you know that one of the first things we preach is to eliminate all debt. Not just some debt, ALL DEBT…GONE!. I cannot express in words alone how important it is to eliminate debt. And […]

Lessons I learned from going minimalist…

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Aug 082011
 

I’d like to think that over the last ten years or more I have picked up a few good lessons and tips on adopting a minimalist lifestyle. After all, it’s been quite the transition reducing down to the bare essentials. So, I thought I would post a few lessons and tips along the way. Keep […]

Minimalism, a life choice or am I just too damn lazy?…

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Jul 212011
 

…well, don’t ask my old man that question. He would burn your ears off for a couple of hours. But it is a legitimate question. Do we chose the minimalist lifestyle because we truly hate the consumer driven way we used to live, or are we just giving up on the whole scratching and clawing […]

Jul 042011
 

Happy Independence Day from the Florida Keys. I figger this is a good time to kind of rub it in a bit and give all you mainlanders a bit of insight to living on the islands. Hard core minimalist? Yeah, I am getting there. You probably read my earlier blog last month on my take […]

Minimalism and Middle Age…or older

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Mar 202011
 

If you do a search for minimalist blogs you will find the vast majority of them are written by young people.  People in their 20’s, fresh out of school, full of piss and vinegar.  Ready to challenge all conventional notions of life, living out of a backpack, ambitious, cocksure that they can handle anything that […]

Debt – the Ultimate Buzzkill

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Mar 062011
 

One of the keys to a minimalist lifestyle that should have a priority over everything else is the elimination of debt.  Nothing restricts your freedom more than owing money.  It will prevent you from doing the things you want to do, causing undo stress, and tearing apart families and friendships.  Once you get debt free […]