Thursday, March 17, 2011

muestrenos la ruta

Show us the path...

Well, the path is here, directly under foot. Again, in unexpected places, each step validates our intentions and reminds me that we've already begun our big adventure.

I've been s
elling boxes of forgotten goods and selling off some Ultra Light backpacking gear for more appropriate, versatile choices toward our coming year; it's my first stab at eBay, and it's been fruitful. Not only have I sold a few things, but I just met a fellow explorer, a builder, a grower. Where many only struggle against the ills of a broken economy, he's prepared, and he's taken stock toward embarking on his own adventure: cycling through Europe, and then landing in a new home in San Luis Obispo. So, as Xylia once adopted my WM Highlite sleeping bag to help enjoy treading lightly during her first backpacking trips, it is now helping Sstoz and his girlfriend pedal forth lightly.

Llano Estero Strawbale

This a wonderful website with his family story about the building of a straw bale house (makes me think of a strawberry house). And here, in this bumble start of a blog, is our common thread of adventure in what many only lament as a time of uncertainty and struggle. So, I say, if we're uncertain, then lets explore the unknown and challenge our assumptions. And, if it's a struggle, then lets work to realize our resources. Lets build communities, build homes, feed ourselves and span the gulfs to share the harvest.

aquî es la ruta....

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