Today, I read a wonderful post by Sareli DeRaj on the topic of Stuff vs. Simplicity and how mankind’s obsession with stuff is taking us to the point of extinction. I have been struggling with how to effect change in this area as well by getting my kids to understand the importance of reducing our impact. We need to take advantage of simplicity before its too late.
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Are you happy with your life? The other day I wrote about Radical Simplicity by Dan Price. He simplified his life to the extreme so that he could feel closer to nature and his idea of freedom. While writing that post it got me thinking about a story I have heard many times. (more…)
Recently, I finished reading a series of books by Daniel Quinn (Ishmael, My Ishmael and The Story of B). These are the most profound books I have ever read and each takes a different approach to teaching the history of how we “got to where we are.” The problem is, these books are so important to me that I do not want to do a simple report on the books and walk away. These books are so important to me that I want to take some time to really get a handle on what they truly mean to me and how I will do and view things differently going forward.
I seem to be getting through a lot of books lately. I pick them up in the new book section at my library and think…hmm…why not? My latest book is Behind the Bedroom Door: Getting It, Giving It, Loving It, Missing It edited by Paula Derrow. It is a collection of essays on sex written by women. Yes, yet again I have picked up a book that was probably not meant for me, but I’m always curious to see things from the other side.