I’m Alan.

I’m a dad, husband, plant eater, runner and professional communicator. My family and I live outside Washington, DC. I grew up in the Midwest.

I write about frugality, transit, exercise, time management, veganism, ambiverts, technology and travel. If you’re interested in any of these things, you’re in the right place.

But this blog is about Chasing Minimalism. Cutting the clutter in our house or bringing order to our finances is about minimalism. But minimalism, for me, is an aspiration that will never be perfectly realized.

Like everything else in life, minimalism requires balance. Minimalism might mean getting rid of a car you don’t need. But is it possible to be a minimalist when you’ve got a 9,000-pound, bright red motor vehicle just barely fitting in your driveway? Does being extra cautious about every ounce of water and every amp of electricity help? I’m not sure. But I know it’s possible to chase minimalism down America’s roads in one, and we certainly plan to try. Chasing Minimalism is about the journey.

Thanks so much for coming along.