Category Archives: Simple Living

The Look and Feel of Community

Share I didn’t really have much of a community growing up. I lived outside of a town, and there were people in that town of course, but my family was isolated from any real sense of connection to most people … Continue reading

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What You Take Is What You Need

Just give me a backpack, and about 40 lbs of essentials, and I might just be able to make a life anew. I’ve done it before.

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Architecture and the rupture of space

The rupture of space/time around architecture feels uncomfortable to us, as it does with “fast food” and cheap clothes, cheap furniture, and surface friendships. I would assert that we, as human beings, seek emotional complexity around most of what we do. This emotional complexity builds maps for us, memories, stories…and this is the stuff that we are made of.

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Gifts and Gardens in Unexpected Places (2)

ShareFeeling very satisfied, since one of my goals had already been accomplished in the first twenty minutes of being in the Nubra Valley, I happily returned to the car with not-too-great shots of my first sighting of a Bactrian camel. … Continue reading

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