A Meaningful Life
Simple Living
A Meaningful Life
April 27, 2016 1

There are many different things that motivate people in their life. Whatever motivates you is what you will spend the most time and energy pursuing. Some people want to make money. Some people want to have a family. Some people want to advance in their career. Some people want to save money for retirement while foregoing immediate rewards.

I want to live a meaningful life.

There is nothing wrong with any of those other things.

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Human Connections
Strangers on the street
April 20, 2016 1

Tonight as I walked up the street in my neighborhood, I was stopped by a slight woman who said she wanted to ask me a question. She thanked me for stopping when she knew I was clearly on my way somewhere. She told me her name was Shannon and that she needed some Pampers. She said she had the rest of the money but only needed $5. I asked her if the corner store had Pampers and said I could go buy them,

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Minimalist problems
Simple Living
Minimalist problems
April 13, 2016 0

I simply adore being a minimalist, but it was scary at first for an “always prepared” person like myself to realize that I don’t need to keep a ton of things “just in case.” When’s the last time you used wax paper? Or 20 extra towels? Or that tube of some anti-fungal medication your doctor prescribed to you 3 years ago? (Don’t get me wrong… I have a frighteningly comprehensive emergency kit in case the bottom drops out of the world,

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Owning a car after not owning a car
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Owning a car after not owning a car
March 29, 2016 0

As you may have noticed, it’s been a while since I’ve shared a post. A lot of things have changed in my life since then, not the least of which is owning a car. How did I come to own a car? Well, I’m going to tell you.

For those who don’t know, I’ve been self employed for the last 12 years. Being self employed can be amazing. It can also be terrifying,

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My new solar phone charger
Simple Living
My new solar phone charger
November 19, 2015 0

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m a planner. One of the things I like to plan for is an emergency. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hardcore prepper who has a year’s worth of dehydrated food. But I do like to have in my possession the things I might need if a hurricane came or there were an unexpected power outage, etc. Because everything in our world feels so convenient, I don’t think most people plan for emergencies anymore because they feel they can just grab a gallon of water on the way home from work and be ready.

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Simple Living
Examine Your Priorities
November 2, 2015 0

In a world that is busy, busy, busy, how often do we take time to examine our priorities? It’s easy to think that life is expensive these days, but what does that mean?

I attend a regular networking event at which people present their innovative business ideas, and while I know many of these ideas are in response to real demands that exist in the world for products or services, sometimes I hear the idea and wonder why on earth that product or service is demanded.

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Simple Living
Don’t be afraid to make plans
October 23, 2015 0

I am a maker of plans. I like to take a clean piece of paper and lay out an entire plan for some exciting project. I cover the whens, wheres, whys and hows. I write detailed ideas and specifics. I do hours and hours of research. I refine my ideas. I read and refine the plan a million times before I go to sleep every night.

And sometimes, the plan turns out to be unfeasible –

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Coffee With Strangers: Episode 2
Coffee With Strangers
Coffee With Strangers: Episode 2
October 13, 2015 0

This fun conversation with Josh Streeter was actually in a coffee shop. We explored such topics as whether St. Pete has a backyard chicken ordinance, whether chickens are carnivores,

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