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by Western Red Cedar
Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 114
Views: 17755

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

Very cool. This was similar to the itinerary for my first trip into Mexico. I spent about a week in Hermosillo with my friends family which was a blast even though the city isn't particularly geared towards tourists. I went inland from Los Mochis and took the train over copper canyon to Creel for so...
by Western Red Cedar
Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in The Basque Country
Replies: 685
Views: 141737

Re: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in The Basque Country

Have you read through your entire journal lately? One of the benefits of journaling here is to go back and review your old perspectives and observe the growth. I'd encourage you to keep writing here, even if you decide you want to do it less regularly. I've noticed that things which seem mundane to ...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Feb 01, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Permanent Nomad
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Permanent Nomad

Has anyone been a somewhat permanent nomad for a time period of 1-5 years and have any experiences (good or bad)? I did this for almost four years in my twenties. I lived for a full year on a work visa, traveled for a year, came back for another year on a work visa, then traveled for another nine m...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1598
Views: 220316

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I'm surprised at how into this I am. I usually don't enjoy trip planning and logistics, but I've been really psyched to dig into all the aspects of this trip. Part of this, I think, is that the idea of operationalizing UL philosophy and being able to be out there with a really dialed and lightweigh...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue Jan 31, 2023 5:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 114
Views: 17755

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

Lodging could be cut in half. Several Airbnb properties I’ve stayed at are in the 250-350/mo range, furnished and with a full kitchen setup. The strategy might be to book a week first, to make sure it’s what I want, and to get a feel for the owner, then possibly we’ll cut out the middle man and wor...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CalamityJane's Journal
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: CalamityJane's Journal

I think this all makes a lot of sense. As I was thinking about my personal situation which is quite similar, taxes and access to buckets created helpful sideboards in developing a framework for a phased withdrawal strategy. I'm assuming at this point that you've created a SS account and created accu...
by Western Red Cedar
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CalamityJane's Journal
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: CalamityJane's Journal

I've been refining my withdrawal strategy. My buckets and time frames are quite similar. The 457b is great for early retirees! A couple questions popped up: 1. Are you giving much consideration to taxes and is that informing which bucket you are withdrawing from? 2. What is the purpose of implementi...
by Western Red Cedar
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:31 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 4751

Re: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective

I hope you accept my apology, and continue to post in this thread. @Riggerjack - this was extremely gracious of you. Any miscommunication is as much my fault. You were interested in having a broader conversation on cultural paradigms, and I got caught up looking at the weeds growing in the drainfie...
by Western Red Cedar
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 135694

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

Lost in the Valley of Death Very much Into the Wild esque both in narrative and personal journey. I got a copy of the book for Christmas and was reading it this morning. This quote from Justin Alexander on Christopher McCandless (from Into the Wild) made me think of and appreciate this thread: &quo...
by Western Red Cedar
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:41 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Alternatives to classical logic
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: Alternatives to classical logic

Anyone here has experience with alternatives to classical logic? This springing from the thought of it being difficult to fix a problem with the mindset that created the problem. I'm not sure this is what you are getting at, but I've been using the logical problem solving model - sometimes referred...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Alcohol moderation
Replies: 156
Views: 35208

Re: Alcohol moderation

I'm six weeks without alcohol at this point and feeling great (and saved a bit of money). Is everybody still doing this? I went 6 weeks AF which was my plan. I drank on NYE and a couple times with friends in January. I've been much more conscious about reintegrating alcohol after this experiment th...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 4751

Re: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective

The example in the book was even from the PNW although IIRC it was about logging. And if it is water quality we are talking about (I'm not sure that it is) there are certain watersheds on the Olympic peninsula where logging will have a bigger impact than human waste based on the natural environment...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:10 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 4751

Re: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective

Now how does your postmodern lens change this? What risk does it reveal? @Riggerjack - 7wannabe5 responded with much more wit and eloquence than I probably would, so I''ll highlight her response again as it describes the point I was trying to get at (although maybe I'm more of a meta-modernist?): &...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 4751

Re: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective

Riggerjack wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:12 am
Rather, I am trying to describe observable reality, so you can see how it differs from cultural reality.
I suppose I lean toward the postmodernists. Do you think there is risk in applying your own cultural lenses in the WWTP example you describe upthread?
by Western Red Cedar
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 4751

Re: 4th, 5th, 6th Person Perspective

@Riggerjack - there is a lot to unpack in this series of posts, but I'll offer this: Water quality and nutrient loads in the Puget Sound is a pretty good example of a wicked problem. There are different variables contributing to and influencing water quality standards, and some of those variables al...
by Western Red Cedar
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Acquiring plants for free or cheap
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Acquiring plants for free or cheap

+1 on getting cuttings from friends or family. A lot of people are really passionate about plants and will be eager to make a connection and share their knowledge. Getting the cuttings is great, but having a friend who can give you advice and appreciates your new interest is really valuable. I'd als...
by Western Red Cedar
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Furniture Free Living
Replies: 18
Views: 1201

Re: Furniture Free Living

Does anyone have either experience with living this way, tales of traditional communities living this way, or any resources with inspiration, ideas etc? Furniture free living is gaining momentum in the minimalist shoe/barefoot/holistic health arena. @AxelHeyst recommended Katy Bowman to me, who was...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1381

Re: How do you make a house or apartment cozy?

A Pattern Language has been discussed on the forums and talks about design at different levels. I haven't read it yet, but it briefly addresses how to design living areas for different sized households (see 75-79): https://arl.human.cornell.edu/linked%20docs/Alexander_A_Pattern_Language.pdf +1 on pl...
by Western Red Cedar
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 212
Views: 29369

Re: Ego's Journal

Thanks! I don't think she's going to be jumping into the art game anytime soon. Lately she's been finding designer clothes at thrift stores that sell for at least 5x on sites like eBay, thredup or poshmark. She enjoys the treasure hunt, so it might be a nice side hustle for her in the future. We are...
by Western Red Cedar
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Advanced Retroadaptics Podcast
Replies: 46
Views: 6728

Re: Advanced Retroadaptics Podcast

Edit: Another possibility if you want to go further is to add more visualizations (charts, tables, graphs) to your videos to pair with what you're discussing. For example, you talk about the tier system around 7:20 that could maybe be supplemented with some kind of visual representation. Similarly,...