A long, long time ago in many lands oh so far away, I was a big city corporate cubicle confinee. Luckily, I escaped. Fast forward 10+ years, and I am happy to say I am a small town, somewhat “countrified”, fresh-air breathing, out-of-the-box creative wannabe poet and writer up here in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont.
Here among the mighty trees and rolling hills, you’ll find many creative types, though – artists, writers, milk, cheese, and honey purveyors, grown local and afar – all with a penchant for living on the edge and a calling to be who we were meant to be.
But among us creative types, you’ll find jewels in the soil, too – be they toilers and tillers of the land, acres of fresh local (mostly) organic produce, or simply worms and their castings that help to compost our own form of steaming ‘black gold’.
All in all, we’re a scruffy bunch for the most part – or at least that’s what most would see if they simply surveyed the surface – or ventured here in winter. But look below a little bit and you’ll find well-grounded, concerned, community-based people who have the wisdom to enjoy the precious gold standard of time, passion, and social connection that our beautiful Vermont mountains provide us.
And sitting here on these pages, you’ll find a part of my heart and soul, quirky humor, and reflection on life as I build my wee simple bit of a home. Part of a movement, I am – a movement that is working toward living a new economy based on simplicity, consciousness, community, sharing, and peacefulness for all. A more holistic, sustainable movement, ‘back-to-the-landers’ old and new alike, working together more as a whole – because it’s needed now. We know it, and soon you will too.
So, come join us, be a part of this movement – starting right where you are. Look around to find your own sustainable tribe of tiny/small house people. They’re there, among the bricks and mortar, movie lights, chemical-laden lawns, and sand-traps. I guarantee it.
Just start a conversation and they’ll come – maybe share some wine or a meal to let them know you’re there, too. I promise you will be happier – and a whole lot more playful and satisfied in the end.