I'm a proponent of simple living in the tradition of Thoreau (sans the lakeside cabin). Fortunately it is still possible to do without most consumer products, although I do have a weakness for technology. I think the important thing is to make deliberate choices with regard to need and want. There is a little hint of Buddhist philosophy in there too, with the detachment and whatnot. (this paragraph is teh sexy, right?)
So, I spend a considerable amount of time driving between College Station and Houston. I live in College Station, but my dance partner and coach are in Houston, and I use the excuse to spend time with my nieces and nephew (is there a gender neutral word for a siblings' offspring? There should be.) in Richmond.
(I like making parenthetical statements, even in speech.)