Materialism, Minimalism, and Immortality Symbols


"Modern man is drinking and drugging himself out of awareness, or he spends his time shopping, which is the same thing." —Ernest Becker The philosopher, Ernest Becker (1924-1974) is best known for two works: The Denial of Death and Escape from … Read More

9 Common Pursuits That Rob Us of Happiness


“Happiness is not a destination, it’s a way of life.” Happiness. We look for it in different places. Some of us hope to buy it. Some think we can earn it. Others look for it in a new job, a new relationship, or a new accomplishment. But one … Read More

Just Look Around


"There is always, always, always something to be thankful for." Recently, I was playing tennis with a friend. It was not going well. I was losing. And not just normal losing, but the type of losing where you hope no one else is watching. As is … Read More

How to Hold an Unpopular Opinion


“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson There are no unanimous opinions. Beliefs held by 100% of the population are not called opinions, they are called … Read More

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.


There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their perspective. I’m sure you will too. So fix … Read More