The monsoon-colored Icebreaker Anatomica t-shirt that I have been using for the past year has developed several more holes. There’s three in the back and one near each of the armholes. As a result, I am retiring it from daily use and transitioning it for use during my runs. The merino wool used by Icebreaker … Continue reading Retiring the Original Anatomica T-Shirt
Every week, The Sweet Setup interviews an Apple aficionado about his or her computing environment. I enjoy looking at the the products, software, and workspaces these people use on a daily basis; it gives me ideas on what hardware or apps I might want to try out in the future. Plus, I like looking at … Continue reading My Tech Workspace from 2004 to 2016
A one year update on my Minimalist Uniform Project.
It’s been five months since I started my minimalist uniform project, and I’m still wearing the same set of clothes when I go outside of the house. After the first week, I got the sleeves shortened on the Wool & Prince button-down gray oxford shirt. It was also the first and last time it was … Continue reading Minimalist Uniform Update – July 2015
It’s been a week since I started my minimalist uniform project; it’s going well, but I’ve made a few tweaks into the plan. First, I decided that having fifty cotton t-shirts to wear around the house defeated the purpose of the project. So, I found a deal on an Icebreaker Men’s Anatomica Short Sleeve Crew … Continue reading The Minimalist Closet
Since my exercise and weight loss journey began in the middle of 2014, I have lost about five inches off my waist (34 inches to 29 inches). That custom tailored double-breasted suit from Hong Kong that I got in the summer of 1995? I’m glad that style is coming back into fashion because the muffin … Continue reading My Minimalist Uniform Project for 2015
Along with lightweight travel, I have been reading sites on no impact and clutter free living. One of the things at I have been trying to improve at is determining when to say yes or no to freebies. Like many people, I have a soft spot for those free items handed out at conferences and … Continue reading Saying No To Freebies (And When To Say Yes)
Rae and I are at SFO right now, awaiting our red-eye flight to Boston. We are headed to Maine for a Labor Day weekend wedding at which we will be the photographers. For the past several years, I have endeavored to lighten our luggage on all our our travels. While I didn’t think it was … Continue reading Lightweight Travel to Maine
I’m a big fan of decluttering. This weekend’s project was hiding the cable monster mess behind our entertainment center. There’s no way to get rid of the cables entirely, but I was able to hide the cables well enough that it looks neat from the front.
Every year during the month of March, the City of Santa Clara holds its Annual Spring Cleanup Campaign. Residents of the city are able to put most any junk out onto the street in front of their houses for disposal. Dump Day is a great way to get rid of the stuff cluttering your house. … Continue reading I'll Never Use This Again Decluttering Tip