I am a minimalist. Everything I own fits into my Subaru. I believe in the advantage of access and that ownership is burden. I live less stuck, more agile. Every object has meaning for me. Every purchase is thoughtful. Each decision can be weighed against all I possess. I no longer bring many ownership biases to my working life. A couple of circumstances helped. Moving to Alaska in the winter got me to “duffle bag my life.” Losing fifty pounds meant clothes that I hung onto for sentimental and practical reasons were no longer a part of my context. Simplicity.