Today I want to be an urban hippie.


Maybe it's the month of 60-70 hour weeks and no free weekends speaking, but today I'm really interested in the idea of Angel and I cutting back our employed hours to a minimum, living simply and responsibly, stopping trying to get ahead, and focusing on developing the community we live in. I want to put some work hours into fixing up the co-op building, learn how to tend the garden, get to know my neighbors, sell the car, start walking, biking or busing everywhere, take a long Greyhound or Amtrak trip, try to write a book-- anything to get out of the rat race. Another 2-3 years and 25-40k in school bills is looking less and less appealing, and paying off the present debts and working for the man less is looking more and more appealing. Just stop me if I start talking about eating out of the trash...

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wes said…
just took a week off in kentucky. some friends up there are spending the summer out at an old farmhouse growing their own food and eventually learning the art of canning. no tv. really peaceful. another friend of mine has a small veg garden. and of course, i have a sizable plot for growing here. if you do anything, you should at least read on veg gardening. it pays back. and you can share or can for winter if you have too much.

food retailers and restaurants throw away a ton of food. luckily we donate ours. go dumpster divin timmy. you'll never have to work again...
tim said…
I'm thinking about working out logistics on a three sisters garden (corn, beans and squash) in our back lot. I don't know if it will happen or not, b/c I've never done any gardening at all. We've got herbs, but that's it so far...

Maybe Whole Foods will donate some food to me, since I'm so deeply impoverished.
wes said…
corn is the easiest shit to grow ever. just buy seed and drop it in the ground, then wait till black threads poke out of the ears, and pick it. the hard part is shuckin and cleanin--unless you like eatin tassels. for beans, get a bush type bean instead of a pole bean--less work. squash. well. wear gloves when you pick it if you want to keep those pastor hands pretty.

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