Hi! My name is Br. Curt. I moved back to Columbus to be close to family after living in Phoenix, AZ for 26 years. Even though it colder, I am sure glad to be where there are four seasons.
I had to stop being a priest for an independent Orthodox church because of fibromyalgia and sciatica. Been taking morphine for pain for almost ten years. Nice thing is, since I moved back to Ohio and got into more natural eating, my intake is half what it was and next month I'll be going to a practitioner who will do acupuncture, body manipulation (not chiropractic) and dietary healing involving fermented foods. He's had good results and I'm looking forward to being drug free. My mind will probably work better then.
wofati is extremely interesting to me but I wonder about finding land that I can garden on and build such a house here in Ohio. I have Mike O's book and really enjoyed it. I like a man who says what he thinks in the way he feels like saying it. Kind of like Paul.
I hope there are folks here from Ohio that are interested in simple living and using permiculture principals. Please excuse my spelling. Geoff is going to be giving classes on line now and I'm thinking of taking those if they aren't too expensive. Since I'm on disability I have plenty of time, so why not.
I hope to purchase land here within the next year and build a tiny wofati or tiny house on a trailer. The trailer house would keep me from having to pay attention to codes because it would be considered a travel trailer. I don't care to have electricity except for a small solar panel to charge my laptop and cell phone. Codes here probably will not permit me to have the type of earth sheltered home I want. It's not looking good anyway.
I've been reading as much of the posts as my back allows. (Sitting at the computer can get painful.) Enjoyed most of them. I'm pretty free and open minded and am not the typical Orthodox or Christian. That's one reason I ordained in an independent church. Studied Tibetan Buddhism for three years and learned a great deal to carry over into my life as a monk.
There's a lot to tell about myself, but I'll hold off for now. Just wanted to put a little info out there. I'm glad I found Permies and am looking forward to "visiting" with you.