Excess is Not the Same as Success


"When success is equated with excess, the ambition for excess wrecks us." —Switchfoot, American Dream We live in a complicated world—one that has confused excess with success. We desire lasting significance and influence and impact, but spend … Read More

The American Dream Does Not Cost $130,000/year


This past weekend, USA Today published a report estimating the American Dream now costs $130,000/year to attain. You can find the entire article and figures here: Price tag for the American dream: $130K a year Based on these figures, only 1 out of … Read More

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.


The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. It is friendly, encouraging, and helpful. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for society—and there is little concern over who gets the credit for … Read More

The Responsibility of Opportunity


On Tuesday of last week, the temperature was 102 degrees in Phoenix. While hot, I didn’t mind it too much. My home is air-conditioned. When I need to go somewhere, the Max A/C in my Honda Accord cools me down seemingly within seconds. For lunch … Read More