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Entries from April 2008

Hippie Daydream

April 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Hippie Daydream · intentional communities

I’m still dwelling on the intentional community thing. Folks have been suggesting known ICs to investigate, and I appreciate that. One of my comments asked what time frame I had in mind for ‘moving off the grid’, but I never responded because I haven’t considered that question. I think I would go as soon as […]

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Fine Living

April 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fine Living · Uncategorized

Farewell, My Subaru is Doug Fine’s autobiographical account of his attempt to move “off the grid” to 40+ acres in New Mexico. [Book. Descriptive article.] His adventure began from a desire to “use a lot less oil”, utilize more renewable energy, and to eat more locally. And not die. He felt pretty certain that significant […]

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Holy Land

April 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Holy Land · intentional communities

I’ve been reading another Michael Pollan interview. He’s the guy with the radical, seven-word nutritional theory: Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much. Naturally, anything this simple must be accompanied by a book which explains what food is, how to attain a leafy-plant based diet, and how to learn self-control at the plate. Pollan also […]

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