About the Author
I am a post-boomer/pre-digital native who spends as much time online as off. Currently self-employed as a writer and productivity and happiness coach, I have worked in jobs ranging from bookstore owner to senior software product manager. When my work hasn’t centered on organization and effective flow, it has been anchored around the reading life, whether on the printed page or a glowing computer screen. A constant theme throughout has been streamlining processes to help achieve goals better, faster, and with more enjoyment along the way; in other words, increasing awesomeness. I created the holiday Discardia in 2002 and have been writing about its principles ever since, intensively with a Discardian tip a day during 2006, currently with active Discardia communities in Facebook and Twitter and a revived Discardia.com. My book, Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff, came out as an ebook in September and trade paperback in October 2011. Along with my keen interest in helping to define the next century of the movement born out of voluntary simplicity, uncluttering, and self-help, I write at varying lengths – from books to tweets – about technology, science, and classic cocktails and am currently working on my first novel.