Living On Less

We never planned on becoming minimalists. We just wanted to declutter and get rid of things we had stuffed into corners, closets, under beds, and jammed into the garage. There were boxes of things we hadn’t seen in years. How important could the stuff be? Without telling the […]

Is Minimalizing the Key?

When 2016 rolled around, Shannon and I were considering a move and buying a home in Hawaii. That’s a mouthful because homes are anything but cheap across the Pacific. However, with my father now residing at the Veteran’s Hospital in Hilo, we wanted to be close. The good […]

Consider Getting Small

It’s 2015, and Shannon and I have done the usual things like working hard, buying cars and clothes, and going on vacation, but mostly we’ve taken going into debt with new gusto. After visiting with Dad and Edie, we begin to realize how precious and short time can […]

Going Back in Time

I’m going back a little, to 2014. When we got the spark to change our lives, to become more self-sufficient, to cut our materialistic tendencies, and perhaps become happier. The story starts in another blog (Simplified Bliss) that was swallowed-up by the Web’s blackhole, so it’s getting repeated […]

Michael Allen: The Deeper Dark

Captain Haven Kayd is a fighter pilot who’s used to flying alone. Days, nights, all missions. But when he’s forced-down during an intel run, he’s not alone for long. Surrounded by the enemy, Haven is taken to a POW camp where he thinks often about his wife and […]

The Perfect Indie Author Book Launch

When you get close to finishing your latest novel, you’ll have to get serious about the marketing side of writing. That’s right; you need to plan the perfect book launch to stimulate Social Media, tickle Amazon’s algorithms, and get readers ready to buy the book you’ve spent countless […]