The Kon Job

The ultimate objective of all influence is to sell us something. This is true even if the influencer is someone who has made a career out of telling the rest of us to get rid of things, eschew to excessive consumerism, and to own only things that spark joy. Yup, you guessed it right: Marie … Continue reading The Kon Job


Our homes are filled with essentials (aka things we can’t live without), non-essentials (aka things that add comfort and enhance our daily life) and junk. In fact, most of our life is full of junk. These are the artifacts we like—or, more accurately, think we like—but they don’t serve a purpose or bring us joy. … Continue reading Junk