We have not posted anything in a long, long time. We are still alive, though! 2017 was an eye-opening year. The reason we never did any blogging after last March - and we deleted our Facebook page later in the year - was simply life didn't let us maintain an online presence beyond Instagram. To … Continue reading Out of the Storms – Into the Unknown
We're one month into 2017. Dani and I have been diligent in our work, although we have also made sure to get enough fun in to keep ourselves from going crazy. It's all been book work, online research, copious note taking and working with software. But the real, physical side of things are beginning to manifest. … Continue reading One Month Down…
2016 opened with Dani and me quite a ways apart from each other. On January 1st I said goodbye to Green Gulch Farm of the San Francisco Zen Center. I had spent five days there as a rogue (unnofficial) volunteer in the kitchen, clandestinely sleeping in a very frigid Charley where I wasn't even supposed … Continue reading A Look Back, a Look Forward
This post is a celebration of nerdery; it's a sign that our hard labors are nearing their end for the season. I need mental exercise to keep my soul content much like Dani needs physical exercise to keep her body content. I got plenty of exercise in my tasks of our divide-and-conquer homesteading efforts this … Continue reading Simple Solutions to Zeno’s Paradoxes?
It's a little hard to keep in mind all the aspects of what has been transpiring here for the past three or so weeks. It's also hard to keep up on writing with everything else that's going on - to say nothing of the things that still need to happen before winter! Since we last … Continue reading Time Marches On. Strap On Your Boots.
Winter is a big deal in Maine. Like a boogeyman almost. Many times we've mentioned we're new to Maine only to have people grow a little quieter and ask "Have you spent a winter here?" From some of the looks in their eyes you wonder if they're thinking "Are these people going to go crazy? … Continue reading Big Deal(s)…
It's been a couple of weeks since we did an actual blog post. That was our anniversary of beginning the Ambling Full Tilt journey. What has happened since has included another anniversary of sorts; an "annibirthary" as Dani calls it. I'm now 40. From the day before, to the birthday, to the day after I … Continue reading A Change of Age – A Change of Season
[Originally written in January, 2016 as we had just met and ended up staying with our dear friend Marcel located west of Eugene, OR. This was not published in real time because of the vagaries of the Ambling Full Tilt (AFT) journey and the demands of life in the interim. As I find time I … Continue reading AFT Retrospect – The Oregon Coast and Ecolodge Gardens
Time flies-crawls as we set up our homestead. Each day is so packed it feels like seven. But we've been here over a month and it feels like yesterday that we moved in. It finally feels like the emergencies are taken care of and, while it's nice not to feel boxed in by panic, one … Continue reading Impermanence
Finding time to write is very difficult when you work yourself to exhaustion every single day. In my last post I resorted to the last thing a writer wants to resort to: a bulleted list. Yet so much happens every single day that it's hard to conceive of a better way to communicate that we … Continue reading And for Our Next Trick…