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I think it is time I create a new singles post.  I posted one here maybe 5 years ago.  I requested that it be deleted as my life has changed and I have matured and I am still single.  

My name is Judson.  Most permies know me through my weekly posts as a Master Herbalist.  Herbal medicine and writing are how I make my living.  I have written 7 books so far, with cookbook due to be published soon.  I make my living writing, mostly.  I also do plant walks, teach, cook and play a little music occasionally.  I am kind of an oddball.... definitely a man out of time if not place.  I live the life many on here seek.  

I live deep in the woods, in the Appalachian Mountains... not off grid, but with little need of or use for modernity.  I garden, forage, hunt and fish.  I admit to being a bit obsessed about food - quality ingredients and cooking techniques.  That is actually what led me to study Permaculture and related subjects.  I grew up on a generations old farm in eastern NC.  My grandfather was a pioneer of Permaculture before it had a name.  He was a natural designer and agrarian, builder and entrepreneur,  I am an old-fashioned southern man with old fashioned values.  I believe in family and working with the land.  

I am politically conservative and a very orthodox Catholic.  I would say, traditional, but that entails an obsession with the Latin Mass.  I study Latin and would prefer to attend a Latin mass, but I am not obsessed with language.  Jesus spoke Aramaic.  The apostles spoke Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin, Greek... etc.  

It is kind of tough to live as a Catholic where I live.  Nearly everyone is evangelical Protestant.  While I am ecumenical almost to a fault, I face a lot of anti-Catholic bigotry.  I don't tolerate bigotry in any form.  I do live by very specific morals and ethics though, which not only include loving my neighbor as myself, but monogamy and the sacrament of marriage.  The doctrine I follow is that marriage is between one man and one woman, for life.  I cannot date divorced women unless they have been granted an annulment through the Catholic Church.  I know this offends many who are divorced due to the fault of their ex-husband or because of a youthful mistake.  I am sorry.  All I can do is be the friend of such a lady and, if she values me enough, ask her to seek an annulment.  In all honesty, I rarely meet any single ladies over the age of 18 who are not divorced.... and none have valued me enough to seek annulment.  That is the main reason why I am single.  I waited and still wait to meet the right one, so that I may live as my grandparents and great grandparents did - marriage for life, 50 or 70 years+ together with a house full of children.  As I said, I am old fashioned.  

Beyond that.  Well, I am in transition as I have finally realized that my 100 year old cabin in the mountains really is only a seasonal home and i need more land.  I am strongly considering very rural, Appalachian areas of Virginia and Tennessee, with plans to buy 50-100 acres and, preferably, an antebellum home.  I grew up with horses, and I want to have some again.  I want more than anything in this life to meet and marry the right woman and have a family.  Frankly, if I do, she will have to be as much as an oddball as am I.  My lifestyle is not one of glamour, travel and shopping.  Mine is more like something out of the Foxfire books or an old movie.  I don't like antiques and old ways because they are old - I like them because they are quality.  It is hard for me to define exactly what I am looking for in a lady.  Age does not matter much, but I hope and pray to find a lady who is young enough to have children.  I long for a family.  I don't mind adopting, at all.  I don't mind a lady who has been married before, so long as she can accept my beliefs about marriage and annulment.  I recognize such concepts are very opposed to modern culture.  But modern culture is opposed to most everything I am and what I believe.  

I'm not sure what more to say about myself.  I am 6'4", strong and healthy.  As an herbalist, I have had no need of doctors for more than 20 years.  I'm smart and responsible, self-employed and independent.  I cook very well.  I have worked very hard in life to have no debt, nor do I wish to ever incur debt again.  I place a huge value on personal independence but have a strong sense of duty to family.   I am very peaceful and laid back, but also very protective of women, children, old folks and anyone who is weaker than me.  I will not hesitate to fight if i have to.  I hunt in an ethical manner for meat, not trophies.  I adopt every stray and abandoned critter I find.  I am tough emotionally and physically, but I have a very soft heart. I play a dozen or so instruments, have shelves full of books, fix my own old truck, do plumbing, etc.  I laugh easily.  I mostly listen to music pre-1960.  I love old jazz and country.  But, I am not a music snob.  I grew up on punk rock and New Wave... and even dig the Bee Gees.  My favorite rock band is Motorhead.  All of that music is from at least a generation before i was born.  The only 90s band I liked was Social Distortion... okay, Blind Melon too, and nothing from the 2000s impressed me except for the "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack.  I can be a little cocky, but I am very humble at heart.  I am not proud; I just know who I am and what I am not.

So, that is me.  I am sure no one is wondering "Why is he single?"  The why is obvious.  I am an oddball seeking a unique woman.  I am kind to all and friend to anyone who is friendly, but I am unable to compromise on my core values and beliefs.  I have to be true to myself and uncompromising in the face modernity in order so to be.  I do hope there is a lady somewhere who will read this and realize that I am the missing piece in her life.
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The features associated with antebellum architecture were introduced by people of European descent who settled in the Southern states during the colonial period and in U.S. territories after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 along with a wave of immigration from Europe in 1812.[9]
Great numbers of Europeans seeking economic opportunities emigrated to America after Napoleon's defeat and the end of the war of 1812.
This new wave of entrepreneurs began to dominate not only the economy, but also the architecture of the first half of the 19th century.
Good luck with your quest, but why this style?
 
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John C Daley wrote:Antebellum_architecture
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The features associated with antebellum architecture were introduced by people of European descent who settled in the Southern states during the colonial period and in U.S. territories after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 along with a wave of immigration from Europe in 1812.[9]
Great numbers of Europeans seeking economic opportunities emigrated to America after Napoleon's defeat and the end of the war of 1812.
This new wave of entrepreneurs began to dominate not only the economy, but also the architecture of the first half of the 19th century.
Good luck with your quest, but why this style?




Thanks, I do actually love the Greek revival style.  But, I am leaning more toward the more literal sense f the term, meaning before the war,  That means before the Civil War.  Colonial and early American appeals, as well.  
 
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It seems we have a ton in common so if you're still looking please PM me....hoping you're doing well and hope to hear from you soon!  
 
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Hello Judson, It is the first time that I enter this page, but I find it interesting to know about you, I would like to know you better if you allow me, thanks
 
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