Category: Philosophy

Work Like a Peasant, Live Like a King

By , June 19, 2017

As we complete our eleventh year of residence on our homestead, I recall a motto we adopted early on: “work like a peasant, live like a king.”

From the very beginning, the strange dichotomy of our life became apparent. We deliberately, voluntarily reduced our quality of life in order to improve it. We dedicated ourselves to a new lifestyle, economy, and condition set—a new paradigm, if you will—that recasts us almost literally as peasants. Yet, by doing so, we live like kings!

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What’s In a Name?

By , March 10, 2017

I’ve often pointed out that we started this blog to keep our friends and family updated on our life off-grid. It didn’t take long for new friends in the wider Internet world to outnumber the handful of friends, and fewer family members, who read these pages from time to time, so I rarely speak directly to the family. This post is a minor exception. If the rest of you care to bear with, some of what I write here may resonate with you.

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