Very Thoreauian

I’ve been perusing this here website and I was noticing that lately the posts have been very techy and percentage filled. Never fear ye non-techies! I am here to save this blog from becoming over geek-ti-fied.

(and besides, I have this neat story that I wanted to post about anyway. And it is decidedly non-technological)

This week, during their “end of the fiscal year” pledge drive, WGBH (PBS 2 Boston)|http://www.wgbh.org has been playing a documentary about this amazing guy, Richard Proenneke. In 1968 Mr. Proenneke built himself a cabin in Alaska and continued to live there for the next 30 years…Alone. Here|http://www.minifarmhomestead.com/outdoors/richardproenneke.htm is a good little site to read more about him.

Despite my dependance on technology, I long, deep down in my heart, to be a self-sufficient country girl. I can’t help but be a little jealous of this guy’s skills in surviving in the wilderness. He build his own cabin and outhouse and even had a little refridgerator built into the ground. WOW! I truely admire his patience and persistance for living off the land. And I just can’t imagine living all alone in the middle of nowhere. His insights on nature and living, however are incredibly inspiring.

Amazon has a book based on his journals. I just may have to check it out. Here’s the link: One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey|http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0882405136/worldwidewood-20

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