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Jason’s 2018 Writings: On Permaculture and living an examined life – thoughts on how to transition to a more meaningful, purpose driven life Betting against the odds – a reflection on life one year after leaving my 20-year career and … Read More

We’re building a house! – Part 2

In case you missed the last post, we’re finally building a house! This post is a personal reflection of how I got to the point of choosing such a radically non-conventional approach to building a house — using material straight … Read More

Taking action against the odds

I recently posted about some risky big life decisions that I made — leaving a 20-year career and home to move and rebuild my life from scratch.  I outlined some abstract ideas and grand motivations, but nothing matters until you … Read More

We need more artists, fewer scientists

I’ve been telling people for 15+ years that facts don’t move people. It finally dawned on me that this is one of those facts. — Nate Hagens (May 7, 2018 – Facebook) A recurring theme this year has been about … Read More

2018 Year in Review

2018 has been a whirlwind year and something of a blur. Our travels have taken us throughout Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, and all over the United States, even Alaska. We’ve tried to live smart, move slow, and stay present … Read More

We’re building a house!

We’re building a house! I’ve dreamed about building a house since I was a kid. In fact, I once got a birthday present at age 13 of a big book of house plans. I loved looking through these, imagining the … Read More

On Permaculture and living an examined life

My partner, Doro, recently reflected on her experience visiting the Permaculture Research Institute at Zaytuna Farms.  It inspired me to write about how the design principles that went into the farm can be applied way beyond farming — even to … Read More

Betting against the odds

I’m not a gambling man. Never been. I’m more inclined to rational calculation and everyone knows the odds are always in favor of the house. The thrill of getting lucky, getting a big payout never outweighed the pain of losing … Read More