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A reader asked: What minimalists do you follow?

In a previous post (The trick to money is having some) I noted:

I follow several minimalists (on the Internet, not around town). This is not because I wish to become a minimalist but because I’m a moderationist who can be inspired by the minimalist ethos, to waste little, to be encumbered by little.

And to live much, I should add.

The question has come up several times now  what minimalists do I follow?

Let me speak to the minimalists who speak to me . . . .

Zen Habits
Leo Babauta espouses an elevated minimalism, one that soars. You feel in every post a majestic freedom of spirit that comes from eliminating the useless and trivial. If you are not familiar with Leo’s work, what are you doing here?! Get over there now. Tap into that rich, rich ore he’s been mining for years.

The Minimalists
Two minimalist dudes who once lived corporately well. I relate to them because I too abandoned a successful corporate life, seventeen years ago. 

Rowdy Kittens
You’re gonna love this one for her home alone. See what Tammy Strobel and her mate created. They live in an exceptionally tiny home on wheels. 128 square feet, built on an 8-foot by 16-foot trailer. Here are the photos to prove it.

Gwen Bell and Ev Bogue
Minimalists with vagabond hearts. They no longer blog, they leap from platform to platform, and now you can only follow them on Google +. They traveled the world until they recently got the Google Fiber bug and are now camped out in Kansas City.

I am not a conservative  except fiscally for our country in the long run  yet I enjoy reading thoughtful conservatives. I can embrace some of the thought, dispute or disagree with other aspects  and overall be far richer for the experience of having communed with their thought field.

It is the same with each of these minimalists. There are many others out there. It’s a refreshing mini-revolution taking place among a mostly younger crowd reclaiming life in their own spare ways.

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