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Acorn - journal entries

Friday, October 13th, 2006

9/23 - Saturday
My welcome at Acorn was pretty informal. I was introduced to Erik, who had already given a group tour earlier in the day and was visibly worn out. He showed me my room and gave a quick orientation on the essentials - bathrooms, snack kitchen, offices, business meeting on Sundays, a heart-share meeting […]

Blue Heron - journal entries

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

I got within 2 miles of Blue Heron Farm and had the hardest time finding the damn road! There’s some construction at the intersection so it’s not well marked. Roy & Maria (my hosts) seem pretty cool, and really nice. I’m sleeping in their 5-year-old daughter’s room - I guess she’s sleeping in their bedroom. […]

more journal entries from Earthaven

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

I’ve been at Blue Heron Farm since Sunday night, and will be here only until Saturday. It’s already been way more than I expected. I’m finishing up my journal entries from Earthaven below. Hopefully I’ll get a “summary” out covering some technical details about EH before too long.
At one point at Earthaven, during the sushi […]

journal entries from Earthaven

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

8/26 - Saturday evening
I’ve only been here 2 days, but it almost feels like I’ve been here 2 weeks. I’m staying at the A&A guest house as a work-exchanger. I’m sleeping on the 3rd floor on a couch/bed thing right next to window. There are lot’s of sleep spaces up here (and really all over […]

Bon Paul and Sharky’s Hostel - Asheville, NC

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I drove through the Great Smoky mountains on the way from Knoxville to Asheville, and OMFG they are beautiful!!
Instead of staying 2 nights at the Knoxville hostel (which was a fine hostel), I decided to mosey down the road to Asheville, NC. The hostel descriptions sounded more interesting (i.e. interesting ammenities and cooler stuff nearby). […]


Thursday, August 24th, 2006

While I was staying with April, we watched V for Vendetta. I made a mental connection between it and Fight Club. In each of these films, the show ends with the blowing-up of the establishment (parliament, credit card companies). The establishment is the enemy. It is totalitarian, controlling, oppressive, etc. And the good guys […]

East Wind - First Impressions

Monday, August 21st, 2006

I wrote this for a newsletter they were putting together at East Wind. I’ll write a more detailed summary about the mechanics of the community for another post.

I’ve been at East Wind for four days now, and I’m amazed that it exists at all.
When I first got in, Quinn (my greeter on the membership team) […]

saddling up

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Well, things are coming together. I have most of the rest of the year scheduled. I’ll be visiting East Wind, Earthaven Ecovillage, Blue Heron Farm, Acorn and Twin Oaks communities, and possibly Sirius and Ecovillage at Ithica in the northeast. Both the map and the calendar have been updated to show current plans. New places, […]


Friday, June 9th, 2006

April will not be joining me on the rest of this journey. We spent a week getting her set up in Arkansas with a place to live, a car and a cell phone. She will be enrolling in classes this fall to begin work on a Registered Dietician degree. Meanwhile, I’m laying low in Dallas, […]

inside and on hold

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

I’ve found updating this blog very challenging, mainly given the need to filter out the more technical and sanitary details of our day to day, to display here. unfortunately, there are too many emotional and messy aspects to the last three months to make that an easy task.
This trip has had it’s fair share of […]