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by RoamingFrancis
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Intro to Permaculture
Replies: 23
Views: 772

Re: Intro to Permaculture

I've read a little over half the book now, but I've been jumping around based on what catches my interest. It seems to me there are lots of similarities between permaculture and ERE.

@7Wannabe5 Thank you for the suggestions; it looks like I have some Googling to do.
by RoamingFrancis
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 137
Views: 12416

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Sounds like your heart has decided and your thinking mind is trying to sort out the details. Good luck on your path. If I could suggest a post-quitting project, maybe try doing a Vipassana retreat. It is extremely emotionally demanding, but they are free and have helped me a TON in terms of emotiona...
by RoamingFrancis
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 64
Views: 5403

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Update: It is getting nice out and I have been spending less time on my ultralearning project than I "should" because it's been more enjoyable to go on long walks and enjoy the weather. If I want to get this done on time I'll have to put more time into it. Hopefully we'll get some shitty weather the...
by RoamingFrancis
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Intro to Permaculture
Replies: 23
Views: 772

Re: Intro to Permaculture

Thanks for all the resources! It'll take me a while to digest everything, so I'll definitely come back to this page for reference.

@jennypenny Do you still have any of the codes? I'd love to get one if possible. I like Paul Wheaton and a backyard intro sounds perfect.
by RoamingFrancis
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 137
Views: 12416

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

A bit late, but @Gin+Juice I don't think the point of community is to sacrifice yourself for the "good of the community." I recently listened to a Sharon Salzberg talk about compassion. One of the interesting points she mentioned is that in the West we tend to think of compassion as compassion for o...
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Intro to Permaculture
Replies: 23
Views: 772

Intro to Permaculture

Hello everyone, I'm very interested in getting into permaculture and gardening. It's a big world and I'm not quite sure where to start. I've read a couple books, have been hanging around permies.com, and started some pea plants. Does anyone know of any (free) online courses or anything like that whe...
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 64
Views: 5403

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Small update: Things are going pretty well. At first I was planning to just watch all the videos in one go and then do the problems in one go afterwards. That got way too boring so I've started doing a more modular approach. I'm taking the unit test for each module, then looking at the data for wher...
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 64
Views: 5403

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Good idea about reading the textbook alongside the videos, I will do that.

Khan Academy has practice problems and tests I was planning to do, but nothing with stats software. I think the problems will be difficult enough for me to get what I want out of it.
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 64
Views: 5403

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

More Ultralearning Details I'm starting a mini-ultralearning project, and want to provide more background. I'll use this journal to document the experience and I'll provide daily updates. A while ago I came across this webpage: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/myprojects/mit-challenge-2/ The author...
by RoamingFrancis
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 64
Views: 5403

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Thanks! I'm excited too - math was always my weakest subject so this is a real Renaissance moment for me :)
by RoamingFrancis
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 64
Views: 5403

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Ultralearning Statistics Mashallah! I've gotten my statistics professor to agree to let me teach myself the rest of the semester using Khan Academy and the textbook. As long as I show up to take the tests, he'll mark me as present during the other online classes, regardless of whether I'm there or ...
by RoamingFrancis
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 137
Views: 12416

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

I think small-town America could be a good model, depending on the prevailing social norms. I certainly would not want religious fundamentalism or homophobia to be commonplace attitudes. Maybe that's just an unfair stereotype of rural America though.

Beautiful land out there.
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 137
Views: 12416

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Thanks for the recommendations and yeah, I doubt we'll have a functional mutual aid system for a long time.
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 137
Views: 12416

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Interesting points raised. I admit my focus on community could be due to my ENFP personality. Community building, leadership skills, etc come fairly naturally to me and so I have a natural focus on those things. That said, I do think some form of mutual aid will be important in the coming years. @ja...
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

I have it sitting on my bookshelf; I'll give it a reread.
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Non-English Forums
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Non-English Forums

I can see how that'd make administration challenging, no worries.

@Jean @horsewoman @Alphaville I'd be interested in practicing French/German/Spanish over PM with all y'all.
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Farm life and Semi-ER
Replies: 121
Views: 21071

Re: Farm life and Semi-ER

I'd love to learn a dialect because frankly they all sound nicer than Hochdeutsch. I like Plattdeutsch a lot - I have some cousins that speak it. I really like Hannes Wader's Plattdeutsche Lieder too. And Hannes Wader in general :)
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 489
Views: 71378

Re: bigato's journal

Glad you seem to be doing well. Email is better; PM me.
by RoamingFrancis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 137
Views: 12416

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Great post, there's lots of interesting stuff to chew on. Some parts really resonated with me; I'll quote and comment on some of those. Enjoy the journey! :lol: I will :lol: I'm sure it'll be a long one. Shame quarantine prohibits my dating life. Meditation has been HUGE for me. A little over a year...