Category Archives: Philosophy

Wise Words

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~Marcus Aurelius

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The Golden Rule of a Minimalist Homestead

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Wise words from William Morris. This is the mantra that drives the entire vardo project.  I try to keep this in mind … Continue reading

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There is Enough: Books

Originally posted on Becoming a Minimalist:
Becoming a minimalist involves convincing ourselves of just one thing. There is enough. Marketing would have us believe that we will never be enough or have enough. A recent trip to the thrift store…

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Enjoy the Ride; Happy Birthday Edward Abbey

Don’t Forget to Enjoy the Ride This is a re-post from last year.  However, I think the message is a strong one and worth think about again. Life is short.  If you’re fortunate enough to live with the means and … Continue reading

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Let Go of the Things that Do Not Matter

“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” — Oscar Wilde I’m not one for New Year resolutions.  However, it is a time of reflection and I’m glad for the progress I have made in decluttering … Continue reading

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