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Milestone * 100th Shiny Tiny Follower and I am in Love - L-U-V!!

She doesn’t know it yet, and I don’t even know her real name, but I am in love with our new friend and *100th Follower* – … 703 more words

Small Living

Farmer's Markets, Milkweed, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin'

Nothing says summer like the local farmer’s market — the fruits and vegetables are fresher than the grocery store, there are more organic choices, and you can use your own containers. 252 more words

Simple Living

Famous last words

My last word on bookweeding, I promise. But talking about downsizing a book collection seems to have struck a chord with quite a few bloggers. As I go on to tackle my journal and magazine hoard I was struck by a parable that fellow book blogger Sari recounts which I thought would help firm my resolve. 302 more words


A Time for Downsizing


When my first wife and I decided to divorce, I was faced with a decision. Many of them, actually. But the one I’m talking about now was where to live. 625 more words

On Aging Gracelessly

Packing and Moving Breeds Creative Meals

I am downsizing. I have a wonderful new job and will soon be moving from the rolling farmlands of upstate New York to the salty ocean breezes of Cape Ann, MA. 326 more words

Food & Beverage

Plum Jam

My choice today is a) make jam or b) write blog post.  Although I gaze across the counter at an enormous pot of thawing plums, a couple of boxes of… 699 more words


My family has recently made some realizations that our current life doesn’t suit us anymore. We’ve decided to Seek a New Life… downsizing, simplifying, becoming more self sustaining and have decided that our goal is to unleash ourselves from this trap that society calls “life” with a “job” and a “house” and to move forward, to provide for ourselves and travel instead of being contained by the same 4 walls. 56 more words