In overhauling the site and looking for a new tagline, I settled on Writer-Minimalist-Spoonie. Those three seem to cover everything at the moment. It’s elegant in its simplicity.

Writer encompasses blogger, game designer, and publisher. At the end of the day, none of those descriptors exist without me stringing words together first. So writer gets to the heart of it.

Minimalist connects to other things I identify as. I am a minimalist because I’m a Buddhist. I’m a home cook, bullet journaler, and productivity wonk because I’m a minimalist.

Spoonie is important for similar reasons. It drives choices I make and the way I approach things. I’m self-employed, for example, because it’s easier to manage my physical and mental health.

Expat was left off because I don’t want to jeopardize things. My feelings about identifying as an American citizen are complicated right now, for reason obvious to anyone paying attention.


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About Berin Kinsman

Berin Kinsman is a writer, game designer, and owner/publisher at Dancing Lights Press. An American by accident of birth, he currently lives in Finland with his wife, artist Katie Kinsman.

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