Barry Rueger Barry Rueger's writing is focused on how people live, and how the environment around them influences their choices. With a special focus on development and municipal government, this invariably leads to discussion of housing and transportation. Barry also writes about technology and dogs, both from an end-user perspective and on a more philosophical level. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.