Comrade correspondent Lila Das Gupta's blog Recycle of Life is a thoughtful diary of her family's no-shopping experiment, a counter-cultural adventure in healthy frugality that strongly appeals to me. The simple goal is simplification — which brings to mind some other simple suggestions seen recently:

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
... from the beginning of Michael Pollan's "Unhappy Meals" in the Sunday New York Times magazine of 28 Jan 2007; "food" means generally fresh, whole foods — things that your great-great-grandmother would recognize as edible
Run daily. Run slowly. Don't eat like a pig.
... by the late racing coach Ernst van Aaken, quoted at the end of Rich Engelhart's "Endruance Training's Grand Old Man" in the Mar/Apr 2007 Marathon & Beyond magazine; I would amend "daily" to something like "frequently", and would include walking or other gentle exercise

(cf. MoreFunLessStuff (1 Oct 2002), CompassionateCarnivorism (19 Nov 2002), ...)

TopicSociety - TopicLife - TopicRunning - TopicScience - 2007-03-18

(correlates: Kolache Memories, KillTheProject, HerodotusMisunderstandsEvolution, ...)