A Low-Tech Life of Generous Simplicity

Alim Akhtar, a 14-year concierge at the Barclay, is never interrupted at home by the phone, or distracted by a TV or computer, or weighed down by the care and feeding of an automobile. For the past 12 years, he has lived in America with none of these modern conveniences, the better to enjoy peace at home during scant time off from his two jobs, and the better to save 80 percent of his income to support extended family in Pakistan, including a niece whom he has supported all the way through medical school. I was, quite frankly, hugely inspired by Alim's matter-of-fact description of his life during this podcast, which also appears on "The Barclay Show" at the Barclay Towers site:

Saturday, January 14, 2006

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