Hitch-hiked across Canada in the mid-seventies, changing, in the process, from an Albertan into a Canadian. Entered post-secondary studies at Grant McEwan College in Edmonton, moving over to the U of Alberta a year later to read English Lit. Friends invited me out for a visit to Victoria, and a week later I had a job, place to live, and was enrolled at UVic. Married two years later, we had twins (a boy, a girl, and a vasectomy), moved back to Alberta where we ran an over-educated New Agriculture farm for fourteen years. After the kids moved out, moved back to Victoria where we discovered sea kayaking. Live quietly, trying to pursue a life of voluntary simplicity, although we occasionally fail to live up to our own ideals. Still married, 28 years later, to the same person--and quite happy about it. Currently working on a book about Canadian food security issues.
This isn't about being young and hyper-fit. Heck, I'm fifty, somewhere around 20 kg overweight, and fighting arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and general middle-age. But some time back I made a commitment to try and do more physically, to reduce my carbon footprint, and to live a better life. So far, I'm succeeding; we no longer own a car, I use mass transit, a bike, and good old shank's mare to get around. I've tried to be more careful about seperating my needs from my wants and living with less. I'm still overweight, still hurting much of the time, but life is getting better.
Artisan -- whether I'm creating art or fixing furniture, this is where I talk about arts and crafts.
Human Scale Adventures -- trying to have fun while maintaining a minimal carbon footprint, that's the point. The green world isn't about limitations, its about richness.
Fat, Old, and Boring -- mostly politics and commentary on the world around us (well, me in particular). Rabble rousing, inflammatory prose, or just simple explication, that's point here.