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Henry Miller, a fine young man

Definitely watch this if you believe in a real handcrafted lifestyle.  He has obviously been given the right encouragement and access to knowledge.  Many parents would scoff at these things or actively discourage some of these activities.  I’m glad to … Continue reading

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Mythopoeia

by J.R.R Tolkien, an important and deep poem: To one [C.S. Lewis] who said that myths were lies and therefore worthless, even though ‘breathed through silver’. Philomythus to Misomythus You look at trees and label them just so, (for trees … Continue reading

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21st Century Sea Chest

This is not furniture worthy of the great builders like Peter Follansbee, Chris Schwartz, or Chris Hall.  However, it is a piece of functional furniture created from nearly all recycled materials and will hopefully be with me for the rest … Continue reading

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Retrospective

The Evolution of the Vardo and where did it begin? I think it’s time for a response to some of the correspondence generated from the Vardo known as the Snail that is chronicled on this blog.  It’s my home on … Continue reading

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Ultra Minimalists, Part 3

For the Ultra Minimalists, Part 1, click here. More Historic Minimalists – religious wanderers Wandering Monks part 1 – The Buddhist monks that travel much of the year throughout Asia are about as minimal as one can reasonably get.  Early … Continue reading

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Ultra Minimalists, Part 1

Learning a thing or two from the past…Part 1, 21st century americans are not the first to minimalize. This is a lengthy ramble.  So long in fact, that I have broken it into several posts to be trickled out over … Continue reading

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Learning from Masters (not me, just what I seek)

Using archaeology to find out hows things “should be” done?  A response to a common question, by George Thomas Crawford I am regularly asked about my connection to archaeology and my interest in primitive technology.  I’ve also been chided by … Continue reading

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Bikes and Me

I miss cycling.  I was more than an avid bicyclist and even considered it my main mode of transportation during much of my eight short years in college.  Where I live now, it is in no way conducive to regular … Continue reading

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Minimalism

“I make myself rich by making my wants few.” — Henry David Thoreau For thousands of years, great minds have warned us against the acquisition of “Stuff”.  The more stuff we have, the more we’re obsessed with newer, better, more … Continue reading

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Intelligence, something to think about

“Suppose my auto-repair man devised questions for an intelligence test. Or suppose a carpenter did, or a farmer, or, indeed, almost anyone but an academician. By every one of those tests, I’d prove myself a moron, and I’d be a … Continue reading

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