January 1, 2017
Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge

Alan at the Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge

I have put up a web page which describes "healthier living through intermittent fasting."

I enjoy riding waves at Avila Beach.

September 25, 2016

Alan J. Raul   Alan J. Raul

I have a long-term goal of simplifying my life and possessions. I try to surround myself with the things I love and use. I am discarding the rest. Less stuff; more life...

A video about living with less in a smaller space.
Tiny House Movement - Andrew Morrison

I am trying to model my life "somewhat like" Henry David Thoreau.

I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all encumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run.
Henry David Thoreau