Patrick Stanton

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since Feb 01, 2018
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Anti-State, Antiwar, Pro-hermitage
Champlain Valley, Vermont
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Recent posts by Patrick Stanton

...Well, obviously, the first two questions are: Western or English? And what's your favorite asana?
1 month ago
Yes!...Well, a photo can't hurt...And this can be a very good space for discussion; at least in my experience...
1 month ago
Dante, good evening from Burlington! It's good to hear about your project! You've got my attention...
2 months ago


(I'm posting this in Zero Waste because I'm not sure that we have a board for minimalism, proper)
I was watching the video in the above link, where a so-called "extreme" minimalist has reduced his property to 50 things! Looking around here, I have to be honest, I'm under 100; but 50 is a whole new level...
How little is too little for the sake of sustainability?
Fortunately, for some of us minimalists, the military does effectively teach one to get down to essentials!
-Patrick

2 months ago
Since there has been some recent traffic on the Singles board, I'll mention that I, too, am open to partnership/collaboration on mimimalist/simple living. I'm currently in Vermont, but also open to conversations about location...PM, if you wish...

Winter is Coming,
Patrick

An edit, by request: Some backround: Politically, I'm anti-statist (anarchist, etc.); Religiously, (or, more accurately, non-religiously) I'm a freethinker; I am former military; a martial artist (Aikido); divorced (for 5 years now), a cook, by profession; and an enthusiast of post-carbon ideas...
2 months ago
Em, greetings from Vermont! You didn't happen to have any involvement in the old Kew Bridge Eco-village, perhaps?
-Patrick



2 months ago
Paul,
Well, there's some snow here, as well; but, then again, it is Vermont...
To expand on what I wrote (and, hopefully, reply well to your thoughts), I would say that there is, as I've seen, a moment when the original owner is faced with the dilemma of ceding control of his property (that he stewarded for years, often) to the emerging group of communitarians, or trying to run a project where he has ultimate authority in the context of a more landlord/tenant relation. Both can work, both can fail; but the roads are, of course, mutually exclusive. Really, the entire birth of the community is in that gestalt...
2 months ago
Greetings, Paul, (and Dave!),
I'll just jump into the conversation, for a moment, to say that, from my experience living in International Community, there is an vast expanse to bridge at the time a project transitions from one owner to a group dynamic. It may be the most vital time for ultimate success of failure; between the legalities of land "ownership" and decision-making authority, it's a massive ordeal...May you proceed with wisdom.
-Patrick

2 months ago
Greetings to nomads/vanlifers/road folk! We are discussing a minimalist living project here in Vermont/Lake Champlain Valley; so, if anyone is passing through and could lend some assistance from an experiential perspective, send along a PM...

Winter is Coming,
Patrick

2 months ago