The Dream

February 17, 2011

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I have been involved in many adventures that have brought on great changes in my life in the last two years.  Pursuing a minimalist lifestyle has made me more aware of my surroundings and more importantly, myself.  As I simplified my life, I discovered that I could carry on with less material possessions and that […]

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Goodbye, Groupon

February 16, 2011

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Did you see those stupid Groupon Super Bowl commercials?  Yeah, so did I. My roommate and I were watching the game when the first images came on the screen and the narrator began speaking about Tibet.  We looked at each other in surprise and slight suspicion as to why such a commercial would be on […]

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Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011

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There’s no hiding from it:  It’s Valentine’s Day.  In case there was a slight chance that I could manage to escape any heart-shaped propaganda this morning, the grocery store poured on the love especially thick today and destroyed the possibility.  Balloons, flowers, cards, awkward stuffed animals…the works.  Surprisingly, it does not annoy me.  I am […]

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New Year, New Goals

January 6, 2011

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2010 has come to an end.  It was a very important year in my life because it was the year that I chose to detach myself from many distractions surrounding me.  It saw the beginning of this very blog and brought many positive changes in my life.  I have accomplished a lot in the last […]

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Junk Mail

January 5, 2011

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  This was in my mailbox today. There once was a time when you would open your mailbox and it would have letters from other people or associations you are involved with.  Long ago, people used to write on paper with their bare hands and only a single writing utensil.  Now, that once welcoming mailbox […]

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Something’s Missing

January 4, 2011

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  I enjoy traveling.  Anything from visiting a park across town to flying across the country.  Most weekends I am out of town or planning my next trip.  Over the holidays I visited my family and friends along the coast from San Diego to San Francisco.  My vacation was over a week long and I […]

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Detachment vs. Loyalty

December 22, 2010

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de·tach·ment the action or process of detaching:  separation indifference to worldly concerns:  aloofness freedom from bias or prejudice a state in which a person overcomes his or her attachment to desire for things, people or concepts of the world and thus attains a heightened perspective. loy·al·ty the quality of being loyal feelings of allegiance faithfulness […]

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Cable TV, I’m breaking up with you.

December 19, 2010

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I did not watch football today.  I missed all the great plays that only come in the final weeks of the season when the playoffs are within reach.  I did not see the dramatic finish to the Eagles game, but I did read about it.  No, it’s not the same, but it’s OK.  This Sunday […]

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The Final Countdown

December 17, 2010

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Well, I finally committed and as of December 24th I will no longer have cable television.  It’s something I have wanted to do for several months now, but have just failed to go through with it.  I love watching sports and I thought it would be too difficult to give that up.  Baseball, Football, and […]

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A Lighter Load

December 1, 2010

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Yesterday I came home from work and greeted my wonderful dog before laying on my bed to unwind with some music as I stared at the ceiling.  It’s my usual routine.  The next step usually includes a little TV, some reading, or playing with my dog.  All these things are done outside of my room.  […]

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