IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AINT A MINIMALIST?

What is Minimalism?  It ain’t about being polished, and it ain't about high end glossy fragrant magazines.  What it is then Aaron? Whatever you want it to be. What Minimalism is not, is an oppressive disciplined way of life that requires you remove all color and mementos from sight.  I write about Minimalism. Therefore, it …

IN WITH MINIMALISM, OUT WITH THE KIDS

If you‘ve ever had a roommate, houseguest, children, or husband, then chances are you have felt crowded by someone else's stuff. I have two sons who I love dearly, but what I don't like is cleaning up after them. It is easy to place blame when it's another person's things in the way, but what …

STAGED

Americans have mastered the art of meat and cheese, but that's not all. We know how to cram an enormous amount of useless shit into small spaces.

IN THE BEGINNING THERE WERE MINIMALIST……

In the beginning, there were minimalist…...and…...and….  Wait let's try this again. In the beginning, there were Minimalist and……and….that's it. We were living Modestly. People point to Minimalism as nothing more than a modern trend, and guess what?  They might be right because it's not a trend. It is the cry of our innermost ancient consciousness. …

RISE ABOVE TRENDS

I despise trends.  I can understand some technological trends or academic trends, that makes sense. But what about buying patterns? Are we so malleable that we’ve let ourselves become victim to basic advertising techniques? Will any shiny object grab our attention? We should be buying things because they fulfill a need, not because they fill …