Note: the following links include various photos from our Holiday Tour 2012.
Time flies when you’re having meaningful experiences.
Ergo, the last few weeks have flown by for The Minimalists. We have met hundreds of outstanding people from all walks of life, all ages, all backgrounds—from the 10-year-old girl who attended our Missoula meetup to folks in their 70′s and 80′s on the East Coast. We have driven from Montana to NYC to DC to Boston to Ohio to Toronto and Chicago. We have gotten lost more than once.
We have eaten Thanksgiving dinner and played boardgames with our good friend Colin Wright and his amazing family in Columbia, Missouri, after which festivities Colin traversed this beautiful country with us as the de-facto third Minimalist. We have stood next to a giant, surreal Ronald Reagan head in Branson, Missouri. We have spoken in bookstores, cultural centers, and even at Harvard Business School. We have taken turns sleeping while on the road. We have started a fake band on Twitter just for the heck of it. We have told lame jokes in front of a standing-room-only crowd at NYC’s Housing Works, from which 100% of that event’s proceeds went toward fighting the dual crisis of homelessness and AIDS. We have autographed (defaced?) books and wallets and even a few Kindles. We have walked in the rain, navigated subways, ridden countless trains, and ran swiftly from venue to venue,. We have unabashedly groomed each other and discovered that we all three use the same hair product (yikes!).We have stayed with amazing new friends like Donna and Emily and Sarah and long-time friends Jeff & Marla. We have witnessed some really cool bumperstickers. We have lived life, and we have never felt more alive.
We have diligently focused on spreading our message of simple living. Thus, during this tour, we have been featured in USA Today, NPR with Tom Ashbrook, Thom Hartmann Radio Program, The Big Picture TV Program, W-USA (CBS TV), Boston Globe, and a few dozen other media outlets. [These links lead to photos of our various appearances; if you'd like, you can find the actual TV, print, and radio interviews on our archives page.]
Most importantly, we’ve given (and received) more than 600 hugs. And now we’re headed westward to do the same in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC. If you get a chance, come on out and listen to us speak, ask us questions, chat with some like-minded folks, and of course, let’s hug it out.
RSVP for FREE at our tour page. More than 1,200 people have RSVP’d so far. We hope you’ll join them. Our buddy Colin will be there with us, too. We’ve been teaching him how to give hugs, and he’s getting good at it.
Find additional photos of our past meetups on Facebook. And follow Joshua, Ryan, and Colin on Twitter as we live-tweet from the road. Hashtag: #minstour. We’ll also post photos from the road on Instagram.