One of the spam e-mails that ABA frequently sends me (now THAT is a wicked awesome perk of the free membership that comes with the job) pointed me to an article about a Harvard-trained lawyer who decided to give up his job at a big NYC law firm, burned his Harvard law diploma, and embarked on a quest for simplicity. I feel that I did something similar by quitting my firm job at home and coming out here to Central Asia for a pro bono gig. I didn’t burn my diploma though. Also, I was aiming less for simplicity (as anyone who has seen my recently-acquired suzani collection here can attest) and more for a change of scenery and fulfillment in my job. That I met amazing people here and fell in love were happy additions to the plan.
Anyway, this guy is blogging about his life changes, and despite not exactly being Thoreauvian in his writing, his blog can be amusing and, dare I say, interesting. Though as someone who uses phrases like “dare I say” earnestly, I guess I would like a blog that addresses his “dear readers.”
In any event, check it out, the “Adventures in Voluntary Simplicity”: http://adventuresinvoluntarysimplicity.blogspot.com/