Two and a Half Months In

I wager this is a long overdue status update. I can’t believe I’ve avoided writing anything here for six weeks. Part of the explanation is an utter want for something worthwhile to say. But the days bleed from one to the next. Most days, I’ve no idea what day of the week it is. Not that it would matter. I Read More …

Twelve Month Incarceration

It has been a week since I began my Green Bay apartment lease and my twelve month incarceration. I have not had much time to dwell on my new situation. I have been busy this week moving and unpacking. You Call This Minimalism?! After all of the stuff I got rid of in the past year and a half, it Read More …

Summaries of Days 13 & 14 – Stoners, Punks, & Values

Over the past three days, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what my life will look like after this trip is over. I think I’ve made considerable progress. And I might have a stoner chick to thank for the idea that sparked my imagination. Route Updates For all the miles and hours I’ve logged over the past two days, Read More …

Home Sweet Home

When I finish my tour of North America at the end of this year, not only will I have to find a new job, but I’ll have to find a new home, as well. Although I believe finding a home will be relatively easier than finding a new job, the hunt will not be without obstacles. The Chicken and the Read More …

Spartan Envy

As Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are fond of saying, minimalism is not a radical lifestyle – it is a tool. Take any two people who identify as minimalists, and you’re likely to see two very different lifestyles. There is no right way to be a minimalist, and minimalism is not a competition to see who can own the least Read More …

My Old Life – Part 2 – What I Won’t Miss

For all the comfort, security, and familiarity that I am leaving behind, it’s important for me to remember that my old life comes with no guarantees. If I change my mind and decide not to sell my home this summer, it doesn’t mean I won’t lose it in a fire this autumn.  If I chose not to retire, any number of things could Read More …

Packing a “Go Bag”

A lot of people (myself included, as recently as a year ago) consider travel to be stressful. Culture and societal expectations have imposed a very particular style of travel upon Americans. We try to cram a busy itinerary into the few days we get for vacation in a year. Marketing encourages us to book luxurious vacation packages full of expensive reservations. Read More …