Category Archive: Less Stuff

Saying Goodbye to the Minivan

If there’s one symbol of overwrought suburban life, it’s gotta be the minivan. When we decided get ours, I had absolutely no reservations about sacrificing my cool image as I got in the… Continue reading

5 Useful Apps for Post-Consumers

Please excuse the post title. The “How to Write a Better Blog Post” gurus say lists like that make better titles. Supposedly people search for that kind of thing. Seems kinda silly to… Continue reading

Used: A Secondhand Fashion Show

In our culture, shopping has become a pastime. Not something you do in order to get something you need. For a lot of people, shopping is entertainment. A destination for socialization and fun.… Continue reading

How Consumerism Deprives Us of Creativity

Before all this, I used to buy shoes like they were going out of style. Um, yeah. You know what I mean. I bought into that silly concept that you can never have… Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to My Espresso Maker

Before we moved out here to the sticks, I did a massive de-appliancification. My goal was to lower our dependence on electricity, as well as to lower our electric bill. I borrowed the… Continue reading

The Road Not Taken. Yet.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. —Robert Frost Welp, the house is sold. The things are packed. The… Continue reading