Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by VitriolAndAngst
And of course, I'll set up a sand volleyball net at my house, because my wife is a great player, and twice a year, the pro beach players will come
and hang out. I already have the contacts for that.
That is all you had to say!
I'm in! I used to be a contractor, so I will help build the place for you! I would love to design and develop a totally off-grid green community!
Maybe we need to start a thread or something. This is kind of off topic -- but it really isn't.
I do multimedia and keep my wife happy. My wife is an expert in making friends, is a beautiful Peruvian lady, and seems to make people lower their
I was seriously talking with my mother (well, I'm over 40, so this was an adult, we have our own homes discussion) before the elections last year,
about finding a place to go live. Because I was convinced (and am still worried) that our culture is sick in the head, and trying to be a better
person is an uphill climb.
We found this hotel for about $200,000 near the coast in another country -- Bangalor or something.
I started dreaming of getting Doctor's and Lawyers and of course -- people who can actually DO SOMETHING with their hands to pony up a little cash
and we'd all fly down and make the hotel self-sufficient.
But that could be done here.
What would make "living right" easier, is to get everyone with the skills you lack together, but the same mindset of "let's make life a party
without the hangover" and we can get rid of the headaches of having to buy and maintain everything.
When I grew up in Scarsdale New York -- I went to my neighbors house to see a doctor. My dad took apples from someone's house and made cider in our
Sauna (which he built). One neighbor had a pool and all the kids in the neighborhood used it.
I'm not talking about a true Commune -- but about people who don't all have to buy their own lawn mower. We are all going broke with
self-sufficiency, and wearing ourselves out by trying to do everything. The only hard part, is that sharing things leads to someone returning tools,
or another person feeling taken advantage of. So we'd probably have to VALUE certain skills and tools, and make everyone put in a certain VALUE and
not let someone do too much -- whether they want to or not.
But I think I'm seriously out of practice, with being a good neighbor.
I've found that I love buying tools -- but I'm not very good at practical projects. However, I am good at water gardens.
>> We also need to all be planting more fruit trees and herbs in our gardens.
>> I also think, that there needs to be a way to add Mixed drinks into any healthy diet. Perhaps an organic rum? Sure, the sugar and alcohol make the
Yeast cells grow out of check -- but when you add the mint and lime in the Mojito -- you've built a drink that is part poison and part cure. We have
to look at legal ways, we can alter our minds -- because I think modern, uptight society, has forgotten how to have a good time and that we need to
change the state of our minds on a regular basis.
Though I've never done an illegal drug in my life -- I often wonder; why else do we have Opiate and THC receptors in our brains? I mean, if humans
have NOT been messing with crazy plants for millions of years -- how big of a coincidence is THAT? Alcohol is a relative newcomer -- but we can all
thank or blame beer making for starting civilization. That was why Egyptians got together to grow wheat and hops in the first place. Add in some twigs
and clay to write Cuneiform, and the rest was history.