Revisiting A Minimalist Abroad

A friend asked if I ever planned to collect the various “Minimalist” booklets I have up on Amazon into a single omnibus. The answer is yes, and I want to do a print version as well as the ebook. There are a few catches involved in revisiting A Minimalist Abroad, however. They Don’t Sell Well…

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“Never be afraid to throw away a want. Wants change, goalposts move, and resolutions and ambitions are not binding contracts.” -Warren Ellis, 7jul17 In looking over my writing and production schedules, I keep fixating on a book that keeps getting pushed back. I originally wanted to release it earlier this year. Then it go pushed…

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Buy Me a Coffee

As we head into the new year, I want get out of the apartment more often. It’s not a resolution, or even a goal. I certainly wouldn’t classify it as a need. I just miss working in libraries and coffee shops, the way I did back in Albuquerque. They’re quiet, pleasant spaces, generally free from…

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Thrive: The End Result of Simplicity and Creativity

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou There’s a difference between activity and productivity. You can fill your days with all sorts of tasks and never achieve anything meaningful. It’s sound and fury, signifying…

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Create: Productivity, Opportunity, and Resource Management

“You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.” -William Shatner My wife Katie is an art teacher. I’m both a writer and an entrepreneur. Naturally, we’ve had many conversations about creativity. Where does it come from? Can it be taught? Is there a way to measure it? Everyone understands…

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