Category: Giving

The Monthly Downsizer: March 2017

In July of 2015 we moved from a 1,400 square foot house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an oversize double garage to an 880 sq. ft. apartment.  Four months later, we downsized again and moved to a 670 sq. ft. apartment.  With the goals of shortening our retirement horizon and simplifying our lives, we jettisoned most of our belongings and took the plunge into… Read more →

Inspiring Neighbors: Marie and the Gift of Giving

Welcome to our brand new shiny series, Inspiring Neighbors. This will be a quarterly post that honors people in our community who have influenced the way that we think and act. Our friend Marie was the first person who introduced us to the idea of downsizing material giving.  She asked us if we would donate to the Romeo Dallaire Scholarship… Read more →

Grumbys for Peace and Kindness

Mr. Grumby and I have friends and family on both sides of the political aisle, and of varying faith traditions, nationalities, sexual orientations, and species. And we love them all.  I never dreamed this would be a topic for a blog post, but here we are.  In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, we all have an opportunity to downsize fear and ignorance… Read more →

The Monthly Downsizer: October 2016

In July of 2015 we moved from a 1,400 square foot house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an oversize double garage to an 880 sq. ft. apartment.  Four months later, we downsized again and moved to a 670 sq. ft. apartment.  With the goals of shortening our retirement horizon and simplifying our lives, we jettisoned most of our belongings and took the plunge into… Read more →

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