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Welcome to Less Is More

Last night Dave Cain and I greeted our students for Yestermorrow Design-Build School’s Less is More class. We started out with a round of introductions in which everyone shared photos that inspire them. Then we moved on to a parti … Continue reading

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Another Year of Little Living

The end of the year presents us with a great opportunity to look back and reflect upon what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve learned. I cataloged A Year of Little Living back in 2012. In 2013 I wrote 87 posts about my … Continue reading

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Home, Sweet Pea

Yesterday a handful of friends helped me move My 190 Things to my new home, Sweet Pea. We made the move in one trip and it only took a couple hours, though it would have been quicker if we hadn’t gotten … Continue reading

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Transition Time

It’s August 1st and today marks the first day of the rest of my life. Perhaps I’m being dramatic, but today feels like a pivot point. It seems I often set myself up so that several major things change all … Continue reading

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My Storage Locker

During my first year of graduate school I gained access to a locker in the urban planning building, which was a big help. I was living 7 miles from campus in the Cully neighborhood and commuting downtown by bike or … Continue reading

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Simple Living vs. Intentional Living

  This post has been lingering in draft mode, but I feel compelled to share it today because I just read Kate Goonight’s post on Naj Haus called Doing Justice to Complexity. It resonated with me because she writes about … Continue reading

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Bettering Things

Yesterday was a good day for Rainy Day Catch Up and I decided to make a couple of the things I own a little better. Since I’m doing the 200 Things Challenge I figure I better really like the things … Continue reading

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Cooking Al Fresco

Every Sunday my workshop team meets up for a working meal. We alternate between brunch and supper and we take turns hosting. The last time I was responsible for cooking for my team I was Living Large by housesitting so … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning the Yurt

Friday was a lovely day and I found myself unfurling after being hunkered down for the winter. The yurt was feeling pretty stuffy and musty so it was nice to open the skylight and get more fresh air flowing through. … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Ice Cream, Bike Lights & Everything That’s Wonderful

Today was utterly gorgeous. One of those February days that makes you feel like you’ve been resuscitated. After a long winter that first fresh breath of sunshine is just what we all need psychologically to remember that we can make … Continue reading

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