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Radical De-Cluttering

January 23rd, 2013 · 13 Comments

The new year is a traditional time for cleaning out closets and drawers, clearing out the old, and making way for the new.  I want to make sure that the “new” for me is not new stuff, but a new level of simplicity, new avenues for happiness in daily life.  Some time ago I began [...]

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Tags: garbage, Simplicity, waste reduction

Art from Garbage–More Transformational Refuse

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Some of the most astonishing art we encounter when traveling is made from garbage.  In Kenya and Tanzania, where artistic spirit runs deep and money is tight, many artists gather refuse for their materials, and the results can be stunning.  I could prattle on about how encountering such resourcefulness makes me rethink everything I throw [...]

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Tags: art, garbage, waste reduction