What's On My Mind

Vintage Gas station

Our Impact On the World

I’m sure there are people who are living small who do it for the world, the environment, etc. With the realization that some of us on the planet are using far more of our resources than the rest. There are, also, I...

Is Minimalism For Me?

Minimalism seems to be at the heart of a lot of unconventional ways of living. Take the people who live in Tiny Houses or RVs as an example. When your home is designed to move down the highways you have a very...

Frost – The Road Not Taken

While I am not a massive poetry person, this particular (well known) poem has always been one of my favorites. Robert Frost (1874 – 1963). Mountain Interval. 1920. The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I...

Tiny Houses

I very nearly fell down the same rabbit hole that so much of America has. When I applied for a mortgage for my first home, the bank approved me for much more than I wanted. In my favor at least, I didn’t...

Living in a Van

It’s funny that one of my more popular posts on my personal blog is on Living in a Van Down by the River. It wasn’t a post I expected many people other than immediate friends and family to read but I can...

The ruins of a Home

Home is not an Investment

I bought a house for all the wrong reasons. Mainly, it was the thing to do. I never considered myself a follower, but friends were buying houses, and I was sick of my commute to work, it seemed the bright thing to...

Mr Pine’s Purple House

A favorite childhood book of mine was Mr. Pine’s Purple House. Although I remember quite a few childhood books fondly, this is one that I think still speaks to me today. The gist of the story was that Mr. Pine lived amongst...

Back to Cancun

There will be a lot of beach photos to show for my time in Playa del Carmen. That and relaxing memories. Despite hours and hours of walking, when it’s a beach, it’s just by default relaxing! There were unfortunately a lot of...

Back in the Yucatan!

Gosh, where to start?! I’ve been painfully lax in keeping the blog up-to-date this trip. Partially I guess due to the busted netbook. Thought about using a net cafe this afternoon but the couple I saw were packed so back to ye...