Why We Don’t Eat Meat

Micah and I don’t eat meat. I figured I’d just talk about how that happened, why we still don’t eat meat until today, and some general thoughts on the matter. This post talks about our experience and does not endorse or vilify any diet. We should all eat in a way that best suits usContinue reading “Why We Don’t Eat Meat”

Who will save us?

Sometimes, everything seems to be on fire. Literally, as with the fires in Australia, Brazil and California, but also figuratively, with the global pandemic, climate change and violent conflicts everywhere. Who, or what, will save us from all of this?

Brave complexity

Why is it that we shy away from complexity? Understandably, clarity is nice to have. We must make assumptions, categorize things, and avoid questioning everything all the time if we want to be able to live in any functional way. Yet it seems that in doing so, we so often miss the point entirely. AssumptionsContinue reading “Brave complexity”

I will take the inconvenience, thank you very much

I. I was sorting our trash for the bokashi compost when I realized why only a few households do it even if there is a long list of benefits. It is inconvenient. Segregating the trash, cutting up the organics to size, filling the bucket, and mixing it with soil definitely takes more time than chuckingContinue reading “I will take the inconvenience, thank you very much”

You should do this

Did you know that waking up early gives you a lot more time during the day? You should totally do that! Also, have you heard about the benefits of daily exercise? You should do that, too! What’s more, how about eating more fruit and vegetables, while cutting down on snacks? Get on it because thisContinue reading “You should do this”

Markus + Micah Short Q&A: Inspiring Bloggers Tag

Community is one of the best things about blogging. It keeps us going! Big thanks to Nath and Janis for the Inspiring Bloggers tag. We really appreciate you all so much. Thank you for your perspectives, comments, and blog friendship. Below are our our answers to your questions.

We need regenerative systems, not sustainable ones, to move forward

Once again, the economy is in the gutter. This time, it is because of a global pandemic. Once again, calls for change abound. What change, though? Personally, I think what we need is a serious re-think about how we implement systems in general, moving away from exploitative or even sustainable design, towards regenerative design.

Essentialism vs Minimalism

There are many ways to live, and for us, we love to keep it simple. Micah and I try to be essentialists. This means we do not own anything that we do not need. Everything has a specific purpose. Nothing in our closets, bags or storage areas is there because “we may need it atContinue reading “Essentialism vs Minimalism”