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The Downsizing category is not instructional (how-to). I will have future posts (probably Spring 2017) about the process of downsizing. This category is a little tribute to the things I have loved and the story behind them. No matter how much affection and sentiment I might have for my possessions, there just isn’t enough room to bring them with me as I embark on the next chapter of my life. A new Downsizing post will go up the second Monday of each month.

Saying Goodbye to My Alaska Cookbooks

Downsizing By March 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Remember when the Pink Cooler Traveled 5,000 Miles? I wrote about it in an early Downsizing post. It wasn’t an item I was particularly attached to but it had a little story that felt worthy of a post. My Alaska cookbooks fall into that same niche. I don’t particularly have an attachment to these cookbooks. […]


Not Digital, Nothing Automatic: A Pentax 35mm Camera

Downsizing By January 9, 2017 Tags: , , 1 Comment

I’ve had a variety of cameras over the years. In 1972, the folding Polaroid started spitting out color photos. I remember the thrill of instant satisfaction (which almost seems foreign today when everything seems instant) watching the picture emerge within a few minutes after it shot out the front of the camera. I never got […]