Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 31, 2011 – The final RID? (A note about addiction.)

As I RID this music stand today, I commit to the RID project continuing – although my posts will now be weekly, rather than daily. My learning? The acquisition of STUFF is an addiction (I’d argue for all of us) … Continue reading

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July 30, 2011 – T minus one. (Objects are rarely just objects.)

Of the many objects I’ve gotten RID of, the hardest tend to be the ones tied up with memories of people in my past. Like this keyboard. Which belonged to my ex. So, as I RID it today — I … Continue reading

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July 29, 2011 – T minus two. (The tyranny of accessories.)

If there’s one thing the RID project has made me think about, it’s the accessories. Like this belt – it’s fine…but really, how many belts should someone own. It’s like the category of “stuff for stuff” – bags to hold … Continue reading

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July 28, 2011 – T minus three. (t-shirts.)

3 days until the end of the RID project. 362 days. Wow. Today, I RID the last of my t-shirt RIDs for the project. I tend to hang on to t-shirts too long. (I’ve got a closet full.) I choose … Continue reading

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July 27, 2011 – T minus four. (Gifts.)

Another lesson of the RID project is that I hang on to things that were given to me as gifts – even some things I don’t want, don’t need, or don’t have a place for. No more. It starts today … Continue reading

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July 26, 2011 – T minus five. (Books.)

I’ve given away a lot of books of the RID project. So many, in fact, that it’s time to give away a bookcase. This one. My love of books is “paved with good intentions.” I always find myself in bookstores, … Continue reading

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July 25, 2011 – T minus six. (Music.)

It’s no news I’ve given away a lot of CDs on the RID project. (I’d estimate around 600.) So, suffice it to say…don’t need the CD rack any more. As I look at this photo of the CD rack today, … Continue reading

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