Category Lifestyle

Man-Cave Move Over – It’s She-Shed Territory Now!

When I was in Grad school, I lived in a very fancy shed.  What people call ‘Tiny Houses’ now, is what I had, but with fewer amenities.  It was a 12’ by 14’ one room studio in a backyard.  This garden retreat was insulated, had electricity and offered plenty of space for me during school.  It was such a cozy environment that I rent it out now as an office

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Glamping is The New ‘Roughing It’

When I was young, my parents would take me camping every summer. I loved everything about it; the tents, my sleeping bag, and s’mores. Especially the s’mores. When I got older, camping was still fun, but now more work. Setting up the tents, making the food, paying the fees; it was almost a bummer. Now, as much as I still enjoy the s’mores, I don’t really look forward to the

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What’s Wrong With Nick? The Lifestyles of Living With Somebody With Autism

Life isn’t easy and life isn’t fair, it’s what you do with it that makes it worth living.   When I was younger, my brother was just my brother. I didn’t see him as disabled, on the spectrum nor autistic. He was just my older brother, who loved having sword fights with spoons, re-watching and replaying every scene of Jumanji imaginable until he grew tired of it, and wore his

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Beat The Bay Area Traffic By Using Two Wheels – Bikes For The Win!

In the Bay Area, it can be said that we have a little traffic problem.  It’s gotten progressively worse as the Silicon Valley has added jobs at a rapid pace, but the housing has grown even scarcer.  A three-hour commute isn’t unheard of, as people start driving in from outlying communities to reach the tech-rich areas like Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Francisco.  However, the other downside to this

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5 Ways to Do Nothing

I’m sure you’ve heard it too. I know I have. We all need to reset, to recharge our bodies and our minds. Sure, we all sleep, most of us every night, or day. But it doesn’t always seem like enough. And I don’t believe that is what we are really being told. I know days are busy. There always seems like there is something else, more important, that needs our

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