Those deplorable holidays

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. I’m grateful this year for many things: prosperity for both Tradwife and me and my daughter and her husband, continued general good health, a reconnection with a really enjoyable old friend, and the tremendous amount of fun we have here in Phoenix. The day after Thanksgiving is, of course, Black Friday. Or, as Steven McQueen put it, “…the day we trample people for things we don’t need, the day after being thankful for what we have.” Continue reading “Those deplorable holidays”


A deplorably thought-provoking documentary

I watched a show on Netflix a couple of weeks ago called Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. It’s mainly about two affable young men who seem to be leading lights in the “minimalist movement.” There were some other minimalists in the movie, too, like Joshua Becker. I enjoyed the documentary and recommend it. And it got me thinking about where I have too much stuff in my life and where I’ve struck a good balance. Continue reading “A deplorably thought-provoking documentary”