Archive for December 2010

The Sensual Seduction of Simplicity

Warning: I’m throwing my writing style off the edge today and watching it fall slowly into the dark abyss. Which means: Don’t Read This If You Don’t Want to Be Turned On. Your fingers glide across his arm, ever so gently, sending tender sensations throughout his entire body. You slowly lift your gaze until you [...]

47 Things

Human beings have the capacity to learn to want almost any conceivable material object. Given, then, the convergence of a modern industrial culture capable of producing almost anything, the time is ripe for opening the storehouse of infinite need! … It is the modern Pandora’s box, and its plagues are loose upon the world. – [...]

The Minimalist Office Wardrobe Experiment: 7 Weeks of Wearing the Exact Same Outfit (It Can Be Done and Why I Did This In the First Place)

Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with course and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: “Is this the condition that I feared?” – Seneca For 7 weeks at my corporate day job, starting on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 to my last [...]

A Cup of Coffee With Miss Minimalist

[A minimalist lifestyle is] not about having as little as possible, but rather just enough to meet your needs – so you have the time, energy, and space to focus on what’s really important to you. – Francine Jay (aka Miss Minimalist) You’ve seen a lot of male minimalists on the blogosphere. Minimalists such as [...]

From Escaping Your Life to Relishing Your Life: How to Live In the Now

Q: Do you know how old I’ll be by the time I learn to play the piano [or insert dream, passion, hobby]? A: The same age you will be if you don’t. Do you find yourself anxiously wishing the workday was over so you can just take a nice, hot shower, eat a warm meal, [...]