This post has two virtues. First, I demonstrate my britpop cred in light of Eric’s surprisingly strong challenges, and, in doing so, remind you of a song that rhymes “Balzac” with “prozac”; second, I point toward this blog and this NY Times article about the small-house trend, which I find nifty. Small houses are great, not primarily because of their environmental impact, but because they encourage minimalism and tidiness.