in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it’s spring and the goat-footed …

The village

I am a strong believer in the exceeding value of intentional community, not just as an experiment or a short-term solution, but as a way of life. One of my dreams is to start a yurt village. I was also thinking about the reasons why an intentional village would be better than our modern-day alternative. …

The village

I am a strong believer in the exceeding value of intentional community, not just as an experiment or a short-term solution, but as a way of life. One of my dreams is to start a yurt village. I was also thinking about the reasons why an intentional village would be better than our modern-day alternative. …

Random memory

I’m a little kid. I’m not sure how old, but little. Like maybe 5. I think it’s in Haiti, which means I’d have to be 5 or 6. We’re at the beach, the family. I don’t remember Dad or Jer around, but I’m sure they would have been. I’m playing on the beach, either in …

Wanderlust

I’m listening to Best American Travel Writing 2000 edited and introduced by Bill Bryson. It’s really good listening. Each story’s about 15 to 20 minutes. It brings back memories of traveling. And a strong desire to go travel some more. It makes me not want to settle down, or at least only settle with a …

Swiss milo

Today I mixed equal parts Swiss Miss milk chocolate flavored hot cocoa mix with Nestle Milo fortified chocolate flavored drink mix and the resulting hot mud was delicious.