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  • If not from your lips to God’s ears, then I’ll settle for from one’s left asscheek to one’s eyes when looking in the mirror in the morning.

    In combat one should be very suspicious of painless moral choices. When you are confronted with a seemingly painless moral choice, the odds are that you haven’t looked deeply enough.” ~ Karl Marlantes

  • I’m not replacing the car I just wrecked, just driving a lot less and looking to get somewhere I can do without it entirely.
    Am growing most of my veggies, buying local dairy & meat, weaving for clothes and whatever, making cheese, canning/preserving.
    Considering moving to more acreage to get back to raising chickens, maybe sheep, goats and a few cows.
    Will always depend on some ‘outside’ products and services (which is why I like the mindset at being selfsuffiecentish) but trying to minimize it.

    Any life style is vulnerable to natural disasters but a labor-based economy is stable in a way a money-based economy isn’t, both economically and socially.

    It is worth remembering that the Founding Fathers were all traitors.

  • Being a Good Consumer for many (many) years, I see we have accumulated a lot of stuff that was expensive in terms of production. I wouldn’t miss most of that stuff if it suddenly vanished. Can’t undo the past but I can at least get out of that mindset. A wooden spoon hand-carved from a fallen tree in my back yard is preferable to the machine-tooled one manufactured 1000 miles away – may not look as sleek, but it spoons just as well.

    Growing up in rural Colorado in the 1940s, there were a things we take for granted today which we somehow managed to live without: fresh seafood, citrus fruits, cream cheese, etc.

    To my mind, the post-WWII prosperity was a disaster and put us on the wrong road, which is now approaching a dead end. Time to retrace our steps to that fork in the road and take the other path while there are still a few of us around who remember the alternative to today’s lifestyle.

    It is worth remembering that the Founding Fathers were all traitors.

  • The bicycle is the only means of transprotation that actually saves time when all the input times are counted. Not sure where that factoid came from or how it was measured. Just saying.

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