How to happily return to dirt in the age of the internet.
"Someone has to actually make things. And, as a bonus, there is enormous joy in creating with your hands."
Yes please! The sooner more of us figure this out, the better.
"It’s just time to get back in the dirt." Amen. Your writing is both good soil and good seed Taylor.
Wonderful story, thank you. I hear you loud and clear on getting back to our roots. I had to leave the big city of Portland, Oregon over a decade ago for the extremely rural backwaters of upstate California. Now living in a town of less than a thousand and a county of less than fifty thousand, you can still feel the currents of small communities, the reliance upon one another and the wonderful lack of convenience that connects us all. Throw in climbing mountains, swimming in rivers and endless walks in the woods, I couldn't go back to civilization and its chaos if I had to. Here's to remembering our roots and walking barefoot in the dirt.