Category Archives: adventures

Screwing up Dinner

After getting a haircut in the morning I swung by my local grocery store and picked up a beautiful roast which my wife had made plans for in advance to make a lovely pot roast. I got the local carrots … Continue reading

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Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

I know that I’ve been doing a lot more picture posting than writing lately, but there is just so much to see here in Palm Springs and I am trying not to miss a thing. Our hike through Tahquitz Canyon … Continue reading

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Ah, the end to a peaceful day

A calm day in the desert comes to a peaceful rest over the strip at Palm Springs.

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Indian Canyons, Palm Springs CA

It has been way too long since I’ve walked a distance in the peace and calm of nature. Indian Canyons was an experience of a lifetime and rather than write about it I believe that the best way to share … Continue reading

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A Quiet Walk along the Avenues of Palm Springs

Overcast skies and the threat of rain left us local to our hotel as we simply took in some of the culture with simple walks down the avenues of Palm Springs. The days on the avenues are built for people … Continue reading

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Emergency Visionary

Most of my upcoming posts will be dedicated to my thoughts and actions on “bugging in” while living in a city. Although I know that bugging in isn’t always an option with certain emergency situations I believe that it is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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