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It's snowing outside now.  the kind of snow that doesn't even seem to fall so much as float.  I've taken the shovel to our driveway here.  here in suburbia where we have driveway after driveway forever almost.  new jersey is mostly sickness.  and what a shame, because many of these people were good once.  but now there eyes betray a kind of sick sweatpant satisfaction that i can't help but hate.  living dead.  moving, as easily as possible, from one coffin to another.  the amount of energy it takes to support what I'm seeing outside my window right now....  compared to the amount of energy the human beings who live among all of this actually expend from one day to the next..  it's not a directly proportional relationship at all, just an interesting, disgusting, comparison.  i wish i could be nicer about all of this.

yarg

i suppose i could spend my life trying to help heal these people, and this land, and these systems they all live inside.  i could even design ones that might work better.  i could spend my surplus connecting, communicating, reaching out and building.

but damn.  I'm really just like they are!  too lazy, too tired, too comfortable, too many drugs, too many distractions.  and "nobody" to help me.

SO  I'm retreating again, back inside the mind.  back to the www, back to you permies.  pretending for another day that this little place might survive...  ignoring the stats.  moving.  i am going to leave.  call some other place home.  because we're just too damn close to Rome.

PEACE to everyone who finds themselves in a place like that.  god bless.
 
Brenda Groth
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i understand..i live in a rural area of Michigan that is zoned agriculture..however..when i drive down the roads to and from my house..in the summertime..i'm lucky if i see one or two small vegetable plats and most people have nothing but lawn as far as the eye can see..

yeah we have snow here too..and a lot of people hire a plow to come and remove it.

i could go door to door and preach better use of the land..but it would likely fall on deaf ears
 
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