Category: Simple Living

Simple Pleasures: Fire Gazing

By , November 4, 2016

For a while, we’ve been back in the heating season of the year. As days grow colder and shorter, we’re heating the cabin with fire, and often lighting candles or oil lamps in the late afternoon and early morning.

I seem to enter this time of year as if I had no memory of it. Each time we begin to light fires in the morning, and usually another in the evening, I’m filled with delight. It’s time to stare into the flames again!

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Tidy Drawers Bring Peace of Mind

By , March 16, 2016

Michelle came home with a book on decluttering a few weeks ago, and, heaven help me, it changed my life!

Friends of hers had spoken enthusiastically of Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, (check your local independent bookstore) a title that would strike fear in the heart of any husband, particularly a dedicated pack rat like me.

Michelle found it inspiring, and began to employ some of the techniques suggested. When she finished rearranging her chest of drawers, she proudly showed me her handiwork. I experienced a life-changing moment.

A peek into my drawers! A newly tidy T-shirt drawer (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

A peek into my drawers! A newly tidy T-shirt drawer (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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