Exploring what life could be like if we weren’t buried in clutter, burdened with too many possessions, and surrounded by chaos.

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Entries Tagged as 'books'

Weeding books: how I do it

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Excess of Possessions, Recycling

What I’m keeping: two kinds. 1. Books I haven’t read yet and still want to read. 2. Books I’ve read and loved so much that I actually open them up periodically and read over my favorite parts. What I’m not keeping: everything else. 1. Nay to books that have been sitting on my shelf without […]

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A few words about books

January 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Excess of Possessions, Philosophy

Ah, books! — for some of us the hardest thing to part with. Book collecting is the most excused area of hoarding, often confused with intellectual prowess. But it’s still hoarding. Remember that Umberto Eco book that was so popular, called The Name of the Rose? The one he wrote following that, Foucault’s Pendulum, was…. […]

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Photo essay of junk that went bye-bye

January 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Excess of Possessions, Passing it on, Recycling

As promised, here are the exciting photos of what I extracted from my home during the month of December. As you look at each one, think about the amount of cubic space freed up by the removal of that much stuff.  Here’s an ironing board (a 1920s one for midgets, replaced by a taller one); […]

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