Monthly Archives: September 2016

Service to Others

Yesterday I met a woman of 79 years old who tended to the needs of a beautiful home and yard. My purpose for being there was to respond to a complaint of overgrown natural growth at a property next to … Continue reading

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Don’t get hit by a Car

When I first moved to Oregon I had to transfer my drivers license to the new State. In doing so I read the Motor Vehicle Drivers Manual which is pretty much the same as any other State across the nation … Continue reading

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Fall gives way to thoughts of new ways of Community Gardening

As the vegetables growing in my raised bed gardens are giving way to fall I am slowly cutting things down to start preparing for next years plans. This seasons yield of crop wasn’t as good as last years as we … Continue reading

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Rollercoaster of Life and Minimalism

I could probably talk about minimalism all day long with all the physical mechanics involved in reducing life down to just the basic necessities the same way that many posts and articles are written on the subject. I could talk … Continue reading

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Don’t Like Debt, Not One Bit

Signing a legal contract and promissory note to borrow a specific amount of money at a specific interest rate over periods of time happen each day. It is what makes banks and investors wealthy and what affords us the opportunity … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead at Right Now

As I turned 50 years old I really started embracing the minimalist lifestyle for many reasons. One of those reasons is that of self preservation. I started to realize that I have but a short 15 years to try to … Continue reading

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Positive Changes

It has been some time since I have been committed to any type of routine exercise as I have been busy with trying to find balance in my diet. I suppose you could say that I found many problems with … Continue reading

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I am simply not writing

There was a time not so long ago where I was excited about getting up early in the morning and writing a post to this blog each and every morning. It seems something has changed to the point where I … Continue reading

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Walking in a dream of reality

I took a walk at lunchtime yesterday with a completely open mind. I set my goal to a specific point then returned back to my place of employment to where I knew I would not be late. In doing so … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Unplugging from the System

Many believe that living a “Simpler Life” means unplugging from this crazy web of madness we call modern life. In many ways it does, but not to the degree of total disconnection. Going completely off grid in some remote location … Continue reading

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