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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Confessions of an Amish Buddhist

A revised and updated version of this essay can be found in A Minimalist Abroad: Essays on Finding Happiness, now available at Amazon! As I’ve grown older I’ve increasingly found myself embracing some of my grandmother’s traditional values. She was Pennsylvania Dutch, which is similar to being Amish in many philosophical ways. Her father, my…

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Learning To Stare At Goats

A revised and updated version of this essay can be found in A Minimalist Abroad: Essays on Finding Happiness, now available at Amazon! The beginning of the end of my corporate career was when they sent me on a retreat with the people who trained the men who stare at goats. If you’re not familiar…

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Pain as Motivation for Minimalism

A revised and updated version of this essay can be found in A Minimalist Abroad: Essays on Finding Happiness, now available at Amazon! There was a point in my life within the corporate world where I clearly knew that it was killing me. Stress was causing the chronic pain I’d lived with since an accident…

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Life Is A Finite Resource

A revised and updated version of this essay can be found in A Minimalist Abroad: Essays on Finding Happiness, now available at Amazon! There are things we never seem to have enough of, notably time, money, and energy. During the work week we spend our time making money, and on the weekend we’re so tired…

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