Monthly Archive: August, 2013

Putting up the Dome, Part One

While the RV has done the job of getting us to our land for phase one, we’re more than eager to put up our geodesic dome. Something about living over a tank of… Continue reading

Homeschool: Are We Doing the Right Thing?

I think all homeschoolers ask that question at one time or another. Sometimes, in my case, several times a day, as I wing my way through this great experiment on my kids, so… Continue reading

Ode to Giovanni

Sing in me, Muse, and tell the story of that boy, skilled in ways not measured by tests; that lifter of rocks and low spirits; who reads not books, but hearts; Giovanni The… Continue reading

A Room of One’s Own. Exactly One.

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. ” — Virginia Woolf, A… Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to My Espresso Maker

Before we moved out here to the sticks, I did a massive de-appliancification. My goal was to lower our dependence on electricity, as well as to lower our electric bill. I borrowed the… Continue reading

Reimagining Everyday Things

We used to take a lot of things for granted. For example, it’s good to buy a big home. And it’s normal to pay for it with interest for the next 30 years… Continue reading