This post’s title sounds like the name of a book or movie. And who knows? Perhaps some day, this blog will evolve into one or both of those. But, for now, it is simply the beginning of a journey. A journey I hope to take in the ‘blogosphere’ documenting some of the ways my family and I are and will continue to live a ‘rich’ life minus the clutter and clamor and consumerism that marks the Western lifestyle. Here in the United States of America, this malady of the mind seems particularly palpable and it is my goal here at the start of a new year to not only seek a different way of living, but encourage others to do the same. So, fasten your seat belts, ensure your tray tables are in an upright and locked position and prepare for Take-Off!