Retro on from my Shopping Diet

I just finish my second, one year long shopping diet. During the shopping diet I attempted to purchase nothing but food,  household consumables like cleaning supplies, and items that wore out like the tires for my bike, light bulbs for the house, or toner for … “Retro on from my Shopping Diet”

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Columbus

Hmm… what to say about Columbus?  It’s flat.  The cost of living is reasonable.  It’s isn’t as backward as it used to be.  It’s the worlds largest cow town and a good place to live but a so/so place to visit.  I lived in Columbus … “Columbus”

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Health and Fitness in One Page

Over the last six years I have tried to answer the question “What is a Healthy Lifestyle?”. The following is a brief summary of what I have learned. By applying what I have learned I am in better condition in my 50s than I was … “Health and Fitness in One Page”

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Gear in 2018

Great Stuff for Me and Maybe You. The complete list of gear and clothing for my life in 2018 Minimalism led me to simplify my stuff, keeping just the items that are regularly used and give me joy. I considered taking the 100 Items Challenge, but decided I … “Gear in 2018”

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Simplifying Stuff

Minimalism has become an important tool for my life. I like Joshua Becker’s definition of minimalism found on his blog becoming minimalist “The intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it”. Brian Gardner points out … “Simplifying Stuff”

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Mark’s Audiophile Journey

I am not a sound engineer or music producer. I do consider myself am an audiophile because I really care about the sound qualty of the music I listen to, but unlike some audiophiles, the audio equipment is only a means to an end and … “Mark’s Audiophile Journey”

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Sport Watches

As mentioned in my 2018 Gear post, I love my Garmin 935, but it’s not the watch for everyone. The following are a list of sports watches that I would recommend to others. Garmin 935 Watch: is a do everything watch which is light enough that I … “Sport Watches”

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ArcTeryx Norvan SL Rain Jacket Review

This is a work in progress. My 2018 Gear post had several entries which were too long and should have been more complete reviews. This is one of those. I make a copy of the text and dumped it here.  I will update this page in the … “ArcTeryx Norvan SL Rain Jacket Review”

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Travel Packs

I think most people would be best served using a carry on size “travel pack” which is a cross between a backpack and soft-side luggage.  Travel packs will often have light weight internal frames to make them easier to carry, handles on the top and … “Travel Packs”

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Flashlights & Headlamp

Flashlights and headlamps let you continue your activities once it is too dark to see. The ability to expend the hours that we can do things is invaluable. Today, virtually all flashlights and headlamps use LED to produce light. I strongly encourage people to retired … “Flashlights & Headlamp”

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