• Washing machine

    Upgrading My Life

    Every year I try to invest in at least one thing that will improve my quality of life. In 2017 I invested in a refurbished desktop computer to make writing easier. In 2018 I invested in some shelves, a number of books to educate myself, and a larger monitor so that I could see the screen on my computer better.…

  • Minimalism,  Simplicity

    Life Without a Coffee Maker

    Growing up as a child, I recall the time when my parents decided they were tired of instant coffee and switched to drip. Every year or so they had to replace that stupid machine, sometimes twice a year. Every time the latest machine went belly up they would gripe about how cheap things were made. Even the expensive coffee makers…