The Death Toll of Progress

The area that I live in currently is one of high levels of development.  Florida believes building and development is its only growth engine.  The norm is for small cities to annex county lands that are undisturbed, and then to slap in a 500 home subdivision.  This increases their tax base, which theoretically increases the…

Bulk Food

I just finished reading “A Place in the Woods” by Helen Hoover.  It was about a ’60’s couple that left urban Chicago life for the Minnesota woods.  It is definitely on my shelf now as one of my favorites, right up there with Walden, One Man’s Wilderness, and Sand County Almanac. That’s not the purpose…

Downtime Projects and Teasers

What do you do with your down time? Ideally we, or least myself, would like to pack every minute with purpose.  We would like to always be doing something that is moving towards our goal, always maintaining momentum.  But the truth is, this isn’t always possible.  Often, it is more common to spend most of…