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by RoamingFrancis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pilgrim's Progress
Replies: 33
Views: 1925

Re: Pilgrim's Progress

@pilgrim cool, thanks for the info.

Your experience in Haiti sounds fascinating. What sort of volunteering were you doing?
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 290
Views: 43424

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

COVID in the Context of Energy Descent We cannot know for sure where the arc of civilization is headed, but a Star Trek Utopia seems far from likely. It is more probable that we will continue heating up the planet and depleting the resources required to run an industrial civilization. John Michael ...
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 166
Views: 14090

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Cool, I definitely like trees. However, I will have to pass on the book, as I have enough on my plate for the moment.
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pilgrim's Progress
Replies: 33
Views: 1925

Re: Pilgrim's Progress

Hey Pilgrim, welcome to the forums!

Your international adventures sound great. You mention wishing you had gotten a rental—could you elaborate on that? I'm in my twenties and want both FI and world vagabonding :) I'm looking for strategies that will let me do both.

Peaceably,
Roaming Francis
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 516
Views: 75315

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Oh, also with regard to the Renaissance ideal—I came up with the term "Renaissance Bodhisattva" to describe a polymath dedicated to the well-being of all sentient beings. Sort of like Bill Murray at the end of Groundhog Day :)

You're welcome to steal it if you like it.
by RoamingFrancis
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 166
Views: 14090

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

How did you end up choosing Western Red Cedar as your ERE namesake?
by RoamingFrancis
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 516
Views: 75315

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Wonderful points everyone; I think a dedicated thread to finding howlies is in order. I've been wrestling with some of the same ideas. Firstly, to what extent is Gertitude a realistic model for the average person? As you point out, Paul's book leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Finding more stori...
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 290
Views: 43424

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

January Spending Another expensive month. My geographical setup is bad and makes frugality a lot harder. Doing the best I can until I can relocate. $500 - MBSR Certification $270 - Rent $138 - Registration for a college class $231.38 - Gas, groceries, other expenses Total - $1139.38 Working on getti...
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: sumac journal
Replies: 18
Views: 2309

Re: sumac journal

Hi Sumac, just read your journal. Sounds like an interesting life you've got going on and I wish you the best. With regard to your comment on companionship and validation, I think this forum mainly serves as a weirdo support group :) ERE is not a conventional life strategy, so it causes social frict...
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 166
Views: 14090

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

I like the Dick Proenneke reference. I am also fully in favor of the "use ERE to strategically dirtbag throughout my twenties" philosophy, while making sure to learn useful skills along the way. Life is too short to spend years 20 through 25 in the accumulation phase. I am going to documen...
by RoamingFrancis
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 290
Views: 43424

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Ecology Ultralearning Refinements Refined reading list: - Limits to Growth - Braiding Sweetgrass - Catabolic Collapse - The Long Descent - https://atmos.earth/black-feminist-ecological-thought-essay/ - https://www.futurescenarios.org/ Refined goals: - Understand the predicament.* Communicate effect...
by RoamingFrancis
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 166
Views: 14090

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Awesome list of dreams and goals; I wish you the best on them. Do you have a productivity/accountability system set up to make sure you make those dreams a reality? I've had conversations about Getting Things Done with @AxelHeyst that have really helped me in that regard.
by RoamingFrancis
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 516
Views: 75315

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

I love it!

It also serves as a useful word to distinguish people like Rob Greenfield, who are HWLI but not HWNI.
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 290
Views: 43424

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Last weekend I did a one day meditation retreat in my closet; it was a great way to deepen my practice and I plan to do this 1-2 times a week for the foreseeable future. I also finished the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction certification. I have been growing increasingly obsessed with ethnobotany a...
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 516
Views: 75315

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Don't know anything about karma yoga, sorry. :)
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 290
Views: 43424

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Eh, I'm 20, I'm allowed to change my mind about shit. Miscellaneous Update: The roofing season starts in March; I've had a couple meetings with coworkers to discuss strategy. I am getting a good business/sales/real estate education there, which will be useful. My translation skills have been in dema...
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 290
Views: 43424

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

December had a HUGE increase in spending and consumption, by which I am rather embarrassed. Anywho, here's the breakdown: $1,199 - Apartment deposit and paperwork fees $270 - December rent $110 - Lifetime subscription to a language learning platform $90 - Car related shit $30.59 - Groceries $11.03 -...
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 516
Views: 75315

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Your comments on building and climbing are interesting. I can relate in two other areas; for me, it's languages and meditation. For languages, I've built up an identity as a "language nerd/intercultural explorer/aspiring anthropologist." What I'm really after is understanding how people fr...
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 166
Views: 14090

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

I can definitely relate. After one three-month hitchhiking trip, changing locations every couple days, there was nothing that excited me more than coming to a place... and fucking STAYING there. My new situation is interesting—I'm in an apartment near my hometown with a roommate from another country...
by RoamingFrancis
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 290
Views: 43424

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Sí, hablo español casi como si fuera mi lengua materna.