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What’s holding you back?

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 19-year-old with spina bifida. But he hasn’t let being confined to a wheel chair affect his lot in life. He also hasn’t let it keep him on the sidelines. Instead, he’s taken his custom-built wheelchair across the country, to skate parks and BMX parks to show off his mad skills [...]

The art of faking it

We all know there’s a bit of “movie magic” happening all the time on our TV and movie screens. But who knew just how extensive green screen magic really was? It seems there really is an art to faking it. Everyday Minimalist shared a great video highlighting some of the “everyday” uses of the green [...]

5ive things I’ve learned about selling on eBay

As you’re starting to consider your spring cleaning this year and perhaps another round of purging, don’t forget about the possibility of making some extra cash by getting rid of your unwanted goods on selling them on eBay. Listing items is easy and typically costs less than a $1 or so (depending on your initial [...]

HALT the conversation

I’m typically a pretty easy going guy. Things don’t normally get to me. But there are times when the slightest little thing can upset me in ways I’d never imagine. This can happen when I’m talking with someone face-to-face, when I’m driving in my car, when I’m checking my e-mail, or even just browsing Facebook. [...]

What’s in my bag?

Everyday Minimalist asked me to share “What’s in my wallet” for a cool series she’s doing each Tuesday on her blog (my article posted last week). While I’ve drastically cut down on what I carry in my pockets, I thought I’d go a step further and share “What’s in my bag.” While it’s true that [...]

Where is your treasure?

Where do you hide (and find) your treasure? It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. – Jesus (Matthew 6:20 MSG) It’s a simple truth, regardless of your religious affiliation. You’re going to spend your time and money where your [...]

How much is my clutter costing me? (A conversation)

After Monday’s post about the cost of cluttered space, my friend Thomas and I have been having a brief conversation over e-mail about the topic. I thought it was a worth while conversation and Thomas agreed to let me share it here. TM: This makes sense but only works if you intend to use the [...]