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Category: Rants

Every once in awhile you can’t help but to go off on a tangent about something. Be it politics, religion, the good ol’ days, consumerism, food production, GMO foods, globalization, localism, nationalism, or any other ism or ist.

The Lost Art of Family Meals

By: Everett S

photo credit: OakleyOriginalsThis is a guest post from the Elevated Simplicity blog. “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” Ronald Reagan There is profound wisdom in just this simple quote and something, us parents, must never forget. There are multiple reasons why today’s families don’t make time for a shared meal. Gone […]

Seasonal Goals – 2010 Thru 2011

By: Everett S

This list below is an ongoing seasonal to-do list around here. By ‘ongoing’, I mean that it is not finished and subject to change. These are some of the smaller projects that will help us reach our long-term goals for the next two years.

It’s Been a Good Season: Now Our Big Goals for 2011 and 2012

By: Everett S

Thanks to Anna’s inspiration, I am going to set out our BIG goals for 2011 and 2012. These are things that we realistically expect to achieve. I will follow-up with a list of short-term goals that I would like to complete this season. We will use these seasonal and annual lists to break down between ourselves what our priorities will be on a weekly or monthly basis.

Conscious Ignorance Can Be Bliss

By: Everett S

As if I needed a reminder: THIS is why we don’t have television. Our we selfish for wanting to live in our own little world? Maybe, but I don’t care.

I Just Quit A Dream Job.

By: Everett S

For those of you who read my last post, or participated in the Facebook poll, this may come as no surprise. I submitted my letter of resignation today. I quit my job. Why would I quit what I describe as a “dream job”? This job allowed me to work from home, in another state, with […]

A Question About Money, Lifestyle, Security, Happiness and Work

By: Everett S

Take whatever salary you would need to live comfortably. For most Americans that’s probably somewhere between $30-$60k per year. Would you rather make that income working 25 hours per week, or double it by working 40 hours per week?

What Would You Do If You Could Not Fail?

By: Everett S

I was reading the second chapter of “At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream” when I came across this simple, yet profound, question: What would you do if you could not fail? I’d heard it somewhere else before, but hadn’t really given it the attention such a question deserves. I immediately went […]

I should be working but I’m so tired from working…

By: Everett S

Sometimes Life Just Isn’t That Simple

By: Everett S

My wife is trying to sell her car. She still owed payments on it so I paid the car off from our savings with the plan being that she’d pay back our savings after she sold the car. It’s just easier to sell a car when you have the title in hand. Thinking the title […]

Reminder To My Future Self…

By: Everett S

Sometimes along the road of life we lose track of what was important to our earlier selves. It could be that we’ve strayed or ben tempted off the path, but more often our older selves just have different values and priorities than our earlier selves. Still, it is important to be reminded of our values and priorities as they were at a given point in time so that we might adjust our course accordingly.