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The Day I Portaged An Elephant Up A Hill (Or Why I Want An Electric Bike)

It’ll be fun! I said. Won’t be too hard! I said.


In an effort to ditch the car, as any good frugal minimalist tries to do, I decided to bike to Costco today… 687 more words

Compassion and Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

I had the deep honor and privilege to attend a talk given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Southern Methodist University today. B. has seen the Dalai Lama at least twice before — one time at an event held at a high school gym, back in mid-1990s when the Dalai Lama wasn’t quite the global celebrity he has now become — but although I’ve been an ardent admirer and Buddhist-in-training for years, I’d never had the opportunity to be in his presence. 440 more words

Frugal Living

Author on a budget

I’ve renewed one of my favorite¬†interests: frugality. It occurred to me recently that I’ve become complacent in my spending, blowing through a lot of money that I probably don’t need to. 391 more words

Weis Markets 6.28 - 7.4

I know that it seems like the kids just got out of school, and back to school is so far off, but I’m already stocking up on lunch packing items as I find deals. 493 more words

Weekly Scout

Frugal Endevors

Last week was an expensive week, money out for property taxes, tools to build the wood shed and money to the wood man. I am grateful that I put enough aside to pay cash for all of these expenses. 213 more words


CVS 6.28 - 7.4

Be sure to pick up your $0.49 tube of Colgate Total toothpaste this week at CVS. You can also get a bottle of Pepsi for $0.75 with the instant savings coupon printing at the coupon kiosk. 695 more words

Weekly Scout

As Time Goes By, So Does Your Life

I’m not a big fan of the whole quantified self movement, partly because I have too much on my plate to take time out to, well, parse my life into little bits and bytes of data in order to…what? 1,683 more words