Tag: simple living


The Noble Peasantry: Reimagining Class

wild daisies

"If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself."

—Henry David Thoreau

Though not fantastic in itself—far from it—a clear division of class into the land-owning nobility and the land-tending peasantry is a near-ubiquitous trope of …

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Heirlooms

upright grand piano, tilted
Grandma taught us all
that her sickly parents
sent her down
to the old-timey version
of what we all came to know
as Pic 'N' Save
with a pocketful of nickels and old-timey coupons
to buy old-timey expired food
so big girl Grandma could portion out little pieces
for her …
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Off-Grid/Tiny House Laundry

Two different cheap and simple methods for washing clothes off-the-grid or in a tiny house. Stay tuned for the second half of the video to see the method I invented, Laundry Stompin'.

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Cultured

Costa Rican food, algorithmically made artistic

I have been staging photos
of my day-to-day life,
doctoring them,
and sharing them with my peers.

My plate of Costa Rican "typical food",
You must be very worldly
the pit stop on my road trip,
Wow, a gas station
the satisfying results of a day's work,
You know, if …
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The Reimagined Culture Project

garden cart

I'm creating a new, fantastical, and real culture.

I recently bought 10 acres in the northeast of Michigan's lower peninsula. Owning land has opened up many new possibilities for me from both an artistic perspective (landscaping, architecture) and an economic perspective (homesteading, simple living).

My goal for my homestead is …

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