Tag: community


America First

The man in the White House
is building a wall,
closing our borders,
putting America First.

I am putting myself first.
I declare independence.
Among my people
I carve out
my place. Mine.
My land, my time, my art,
my opinion, my religion,
my boundaries.
These are my LEGOs
and …
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The Ballad of Old Man Bruggers

When Old Man Bruggers lost his mind
we lost utopia.
It started with his crazy war
on fecophobia.

At first he ventured subtle hints
to folks he saw in town
like "Funny how we spread manure,
but flush our dookies down!"

Beneath his breath, he muttered things
about the flow …
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Settling In to the Tiny House

It's been a month and three days since I moved into my tiny house. My friend Andy borrowed a friend-of-a-friend's truck and moved it for me, sans lights/brakes/licensing. Again, I find myself wholly dependent on community.

So far, there have been many joys, but also many frustrations. The …

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Framing and sheathing complete

Framing and sheathing completed - ready to wrap 'n' roof!

I've spent the last month working on the house approximately full time, and at this point am ready to weatherproof it: Housewrap on the walls, tar paper on the roof, and finally, the steel roofing. I originally hoped to reach this point before Christmas, but of course everything takes far …

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Relational Economics

"Money and friendships don't mix." "Work and life don't mix." "Don't go into business with a friend", "don't loan money to friends", "don't make friends with your employees", "don't bring your work home". "It's not personal, it's business." You'll hear all these nuggets of advice, and more like them, in …

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