August 2nd, 2007


I was going to introduce S.

(by way of character sketch)

but I'm finding that hard to do. So let me just say that it is really nice
not to have to convince someone of the validity of what I care about
because we overlap, a lot,
and have come to the same conclusions about many things.
independently. it's lovely.
such as the importance of community and of scaling-down,
and the kind of society that works.
the follies of profit-driven institutions
and the faults of an economic system that encourages inequality.
the value of communal self-sufficiency,
closed-loop systems, sustainability,
and humility.
the same things make us happy:
beauty, nature, growing things,
expanding what we are capable of,
and constantly redefining ourselves.