Publishing a book is always a challenge and doing it during a pandemic is even more so. This is how how it felt at the time.
Category Archive: Happiness
A recent New York Times article called "Want to Make It Big in Fashion? Think Small, Like Evan Kinori" introduced me to the term "enoughness". It was in long-ago 1973 that the economist E.F. Schumacher first published “Small Is Beautiful,” a seminal (and, to the...
We’ve been working on the the central ideas in Big Enough for 12 years. This post shares how the Big Enough perspective looked to us in 2008.
I decided to try being more mindful and focused on one thing at a time. It didn’t go well.
One of the challenges of crabbing in the Salish Sea is dealing with the bait, which can sometimes get very ripe. In this case, the bait attracted our dogs, who shared the love.
Since then, the Solo Stove has become one of my favorite products because it makes backyard fires easy, safe, and clean. I often tell people that it’s an awesome piece of engineering, for what is essentially a fire pit.
It makes my day when I receive an email from someone who says something like, “I’ve been a fan since the first video!” It’s hard to believe that was in 2007, over 13 years ago. At the time, we were new and different. Our style of videos attracted attention just...
We’ve taken on a number of projects in the house construction project. Along with a lot of planning, we are the painters and cleaners. These help save money, help us learn and make us a part of the team.
From the moment the word “walk” is mentioned, both dogs scurry about as whines become barks. For this reason, we have come to spell the word and ask one another if it’s time for a “w-a-l-k”.
I have always been ambitious and I continue to be. What has changed is the focus or desired outcome of that ambition.
In the spring of 2020, we were quarantined because of Covid-19. This was our experience early in the pandemic.
The outcome of our brainstorming led to a different kind of movie night that was full of fun and laughter, despite us being at different locations. It worked so well that I’m writing to share how you can do it with your friends or family.
Now that we’ve moved and my life has changed in fundamental ways, I can’t help but see that there is beauty in stepping off the treadmill of city life and professional expectations and reevaluating what success means to me.
One of our favorite hobbies since moving to Orcas Island is crabbing for Dungeness Crabs in the summer. This is how it works for us.
Moving to a small guesthouse took some getting-used-to. But over time it became home and we learned a number of ways to adjust.
Our lives changed for the better when we bought a used Boston Whaler that allowed us to explore the Salish Sea and San Juan Islands.
When we decided to leave Seattle and move to Orcas Island, it made sense to us, but people always asked why. This is my explanation.
A couple pretending to have fun at a silent disco made me question what I share online and how to make it more authentic.
Change has a way of forcing you to reevaluate your life. Leaving Seattle and moving to an island offered me a chance to think about how I could change.
Moving is a chore for most people. But there are people like Sachi for whom it is a challenge that comes with great satisfaction. This is why.