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michael-seidel's picture
Jun.01.2013
I've spent a lifetime as a searcher.  I've searched myself and situations, looking for myself under rocks, in books and bottles.  Besides that, I've searched for signs.  I want portends that I'm following the right path, not doing something wrong, going the right way, and saying the...
joan-cartwright's picture
Feb.19.2013
This year, after living in a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath apartment on a gorgeous lake for six years, I have uprooted my life to downsize. Downsize. This is a word that has harassed so many people in the past decade that it is not funny. From the Tsunami in Indonesia and the more recent one in...
ericka-lutz's picture
Nov.08.2010
I am not rich. I work long hours in a moderately paying profession and raise a child, alone, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yet I am drowning under house. I've started -- again -- to get rid of, minimize, distribute Bill's things. Some of this process of dismantling a life I did shortly after he...
linda-jo-hunter's picture
Nov.19.2009
We have been camped on this remote Baja point for a month now. It is interesting how little a person needs to be happy. We shower in four gallons of water for two people and eat fish out of the sea.  We spend days in the water and on the beach ever fascinated by the wind, tides and plentiful...
jennifer-lyn-king's picture
Aug.23.2009
This is the first time in a week that I’ve sat down at a computer, so you can know I’m not exaggerating when I say the past week has been quite busy. Actually, the past week has been tremendously busy, more than any week I can remember, but more than that… the past few days have held for us all...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Apr.06.2009
Ah, it's that time of year again. Time to roll up my sleeves, pull out every cleaner known to man, and delve into the muck and grub that's accumulated over the last six months of wintry weather, as well as de-clutter. Yes, it's time for Spring Cleaning. I never know when the mood will hit, or where...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Mar.14.2009
This past week, I spent about six hours looking at houses with my real estate agent, a woman whose wit and flair and penchant for cursing have made the process endurable.  Otherwise, it would be a relentless and bizarre search for something truly unattainable:  exactly what Michael and I want at...
alex-grant's picture
Nov.20.2008
Don't ask me why I'm doing this - I don't even know myself - but I'm gonna do it anyway - a list of words I hate. I'm not quite sure exactly why I hate them - though I think it has something to do with the fact that they don't sound "real" - if you know what I mean. Or they're pretentious...
danny-donovan's picture
Sep.07.2008
Hi All, Another month has flown by and I haven't made much of a post. I tossed up a few pictures in a new gallery highlighting some pics from my trip to Dragon*Con in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend. It's a show I love to do as there are so many random people to see and it's such a great mix of...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jul.18.2008
Yesterday I had the occasion to think about "stuff" again.  Possessions.  The things we call ours.  As I was sitting with my mother eating lunch, I raised my right hand to fidget with my right earring and I grabbed my earlobe.  My what?  No earring.  My mother kept talking to me, but I...