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Simply Imperfect.

Wabi-Sabi Weekend: The Benefits of Downsizing

On Wabi-Sabi Weekends, I post excerpts from my book, Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House.

“I want to spend the time I have doing things that make my heart rage.” — Buck Howard

Letting go of commitments we’re not fully committed to and stuff we don’t care about (but have to take care of) is a gift greater than gold—and an ability worth cultivating.

My first taste of simplicity’s promise came from Duane Elgin’s 1981 bestseller, Voluntary Simplicity. … Continue reading

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Home-Brewed Beer for Christmas

In my dark winter

Lying ill, at last I ask

How fares my neighbor

–Basho

My Facebook friends’ well-intentioned reminders to be thankful last week annoyed the hell out of me. They have so much to be thankful for, and I’ve been stuck on the empty side of the half-glass. During this holiday of abundance—my first Christmas as a parent without a paycheck—I’ve been counting reasons to feel sorry for … Continue reading

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