DIY: the Adventure Begins

In his book, A Failure of Nerve, Edwin Freidman describes American society as a “seatbelt society more oriented toward safety than adventure.” He goes on to discuss the emotional gridlock that existed in pre-renaissance Europe just before the major scientific and geographic discoveries that would go on to change Europe for the next couple hundred…

Updates on our DIYJourney

Happy New Year!  Many of you have asked what our family has been doing in preparing for the move to Thailand.  Here are some the things we have to do daily, the tasks that we’re doing to prepare ourselves to leave and a general timeline that we’re working with.   In December, we finished A Failure…

Vermaculture: Fail!

I have always felt the need to prove myself, to my parents, my friends, my boss, even the unknown person reading this blog. Determining whether our family would move to Thailand and the resulting preparation that has followed that decision has been no exception. While I knew these decisions did not rest solely on my…