Monday, February 16, 2009


Here’s the art…

We’re doing quite well so far in our efforts to simplify our lives, but things haven’t gone exactly according to script. We canceled our telephone land lines, since the only two things it ever produced has been telemarketers and bills. I attempted to cancel our cable TV and just keep the internet service, but the cable company slashed my bill and let me keep basic cable for almost nothing. Actually, they still haven’t cut off the extra channels, so the result has been half the price for the same service. But the area we’ve done the best in is cutting out fast food. We live a block away from the devil’s golden arches, and have managed to sever all ties. Just in time too…they were going to be naming a value meal after us soon, I think.
Instead, I’ve been feeding my mind. (like that segue, did ya?) I discovered this immense library of lectures online of some of the world’s greatest minds, inventors, scientists of all types, and entertainers. It’s called TED, and I’m sure some of you have heard of it before. Our thirteen year old son has also begun watching these videos in his spare time, so the two of us have just been in awe all week listening to these geniuses. Unfortunately, it also makes me feel that I’m intellectually mediocre. If I could just shave off a couple IQ points, I’d be blissfully unaware of that fact.



Kipik said...

I am so proud of you!!! We indeed need so very little, and when we dig that, we are so free! ...awesome work this week!!! (or any other...)

Tracy M. said...

You are so funny! I know what you mean about the IQ points. I would be just fine with the over the air channels only(if I could get a good signal). Love your work!