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Life at 35

May 26, 2016

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It has been several years since I posted anything on this blog. Perhaps I went a little overboard with detachment. Perhaps I got lazy. Either way, I am back. I still struggle with attachment and I still have a long way to go until I can really feel like I am living a minimalist lifestyle. […]

Sacrilege

May 17, 2011

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Surfing Madonna of Encinitas sac·ri·lege (noun) 1: a technical and not necessarily intrinsically outrageous violation (as improper reception of a sacrament) of what is sacred because consecrated to God. 2: gross irreverence toward a hallowed person, place, or thing  A few weeks ago, a 10 by 10 foot mosaic of La Virgen de Guadalupe riding a surfboard […]

Life at 30

March 1, 2011

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When I was a kid, I thought that I’d be married by 27 and have a kid by 30.  I thought my thirties would look like the picture above.  Apparently, I didn’t know much about life.  And, of course, why would I?  My world was built by my parents’ ideas, expectations, and fears.  My job […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advantages of the Single Life

September 7, 2010

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This year has been very important in my life.  I have been very successful in improving my living situation, my health, my relationships, and I am also finding more productive ways to spend my extra time.  I don’t think this would be possible if I was dating someone.  For the moment, I am grateful to […]