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Category Archives: Philosophy
A new post from the Minimalists. “I don’t own many things. But everything I own adds value to my life. Each of my belongings—my kitchenware, furniture, clothes, car—functions either as a tool or gives some sort of positive aesthetic value to my life. That … Continue reading
I never really classed myself as a “nomad” when I was young and traveled a lot. It was more like I was just traveling to see things. I was fortunate. Though not wealthy, I was able to spend a lot … Continue reading
Upon doing some searching around, I found an interesting article about Thoreau’s early career and the incident that may have been a catalyst for his move out of town into the woods nearby. From the Boston Globe: On April 30, … Continue reading
A man who’s writings have so influenced my thinking over many years. Died at age 44 (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862). Surveyor, author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, historian, and transcendentalist. See also the Anarcho-Naturism movement. Sometimes refered … Continue reading
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. … Continue reading
About an addiction I didn’t even realize I had. It seems that minimalism is the word du jour around the internet these days. Tiny houses, the 100 Thing Challenge, Non-Conformist work strategies, and urban homesteaders are filling blog-space with ideas … Continue reading
“Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.” Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of … Continue reading
“Institutions fear idle populations because an idler is a thinker and thinkers are not a welcome addition to most social situations.” Terence McKenna Click the name to get a little more taste of Mr McKenna’s philosophy.
“Hiking – I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike! Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages … Continue reading
This is not sad or depressing. This is the way of the universe. We could all be wiser if we knew these simple truths. Happy Halloween.