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A Brompton kickstand: this changes everything
Biking around town, Car-free lifestyle
A Brompton kickstand: this changes everything
July 29, 2015 0
Because I’ve chosen not to own a car, I want my bike to replace as many car functions as possible. Cargo capacity is a huge issue for tasks like grocery shopping and laundry. When I bought my Brompton folding bicycle, I bought a giant front bag for it. This bag holds an enormous amount of […]
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Solo(preneur) in the City
My place in the world
July 8, 2015 1
I wonder often about my place in the world. I’ve shared the fact that I don’t feel like a consumer. I’m also a terribly generous and honest business owner, which, as you might imagine, doesn’t pay as well as being cutthroat. Being a generous and honest business owner means that I like to help people – […]
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Electric bike update: it’s for sale!
Car-free lifestyle
Electric bike update: it’s for sale!
June 29, 2015 0
I’ve had my electric bike in Florida for about a month now, so I thought I would post an update. And it might surprise you. Even though I vowed to use only the electric bike this summer while keeping the Brompton tucked away, I’ve taken the electric bike out a mere 3-4 times. There are several reasons. […]
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Simple Living
Citizen consumer
June 19, 2015 0
My world is changing. After so many years of being under a spell, I no longer identify myself as a consumer. I buy next to nothing except food and a regular coffee (for which I bring my own container). I am not feeding the demand for more manufacturing. Sometimes when I walk down the street and don’t […]
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Biking around town, Car-free lifestyle
The bike electric
June 15, 2015 0
My world is expanding. Why? Because my electric bicycle has arrived from Vermont, and I’m going to be riding it for the summer instead of my regular bike. What does that mean for me? With my regular bike, I don’t usually ride more than 5 miles away. This makes my effective range of activities at […]
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Simple Living
Downsizing: take your time
June 1, 2015 0
Many people try to approach the new trend of downsizing with frenzied exuberance, making huge piles of things to throw out or give away. They’re trying to quit materialism cold turkey. But you don’t have to get rid of everything you own, and you don’t have to downsize in one day. It’s better to take your time […]
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Why I’m not always wasting time on Facebook
Simple Living
Why I’m not always wasting time on Facebook
April 24, 2015 3
If you’re my Facebook friend and don’t know me well, you might think I don’t have a job. I’m on there a lot, and I’m not a lurker. I’m posting and commenting at a rapid pace. In reality, I’m usually only there for a few minutes while something on my computer is uploading or I’m eating lunch. […]
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Car-free lifestyle
Expenses related to living car-free
April 22, 2015 0
So, you’ve decided to live without a car. Congratulations! What freedom, right? Consequently, unless your income has decreased, you also have more money. Awesome! So, what are the expenses related to living car-free? You’ve got lots of choices of what you can spend that extra money on. First, you might consider saving some of it […]
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The Art of Conversation
City Life
The Art of Conversation
April 15, 2015 0
I have an uncanny ability to talk to anyone. From farmer to lawyer, from student to teacher, from mechanic to millionaire – I can have an interesting conversation with just about anyone. Conversations are a great way to learn about the world and foster a sense of community with those around you. That is why I have honed […]
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Apples to Apples
Musings
Apples to Apples
April 13, 2015 0
Remember, no one’s life is the way it appears on Facebook. Everyone has challenges and struggles. Don’t compare yourself to others because it is never apples to apples. Mmm… I think I’ll go eat an apple.
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