Two unbroken streaks: 8 months off-grid and 12 years daily blogging. Which is more challenging?
Yesterday began month 9 with my apartment disconnect from the electric grid. Today begins year 13 posting daily to my blog.
Which seems more challenging?
Which has taught me more about myself, humanity, and nature?
Tough call. They seem even. I’m continuing both so I’ll keep learning from both. The off-grid in Manhattan seems more rare, a bigger disconnect from my ambient culture.
Earth also passed a month after the north’s winter solstice and I can tell the added sunshine time, though January has been mostly overcast in New York.
People ask the questions I would have, like how long a charge lasts, but I’m learning that view starts from what I want. When you rely on fossil fuels and uranium, you can dominate nature. When I don’t, I have to live humbly to nature. I get what power I can and have to make do with it.
It’s a better life by the values most of us would want on our gravestones, even if we don’t get what we want, when we want it, no matter who suffers for it.
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