Janice Bakke

I had the supreme fortune of growing up in Zambia in the late 1960s through the early 1980s. This upbringing by missionary parents in post-colonial central Africa still shapes how I live, even though it is now many decades past.

Amongst other things, I was blessed to have been raised on healthy, non-processed, real food—because that was all that was available, for the most part.

“Simple living” was not a lifestyle choice; it was the way of life our circumstances required. Now, in middle age, I am endeavoring to return to those roots, having left my corporate job many years ago.

With the savings cushion no longer as plump as it once was, I am exploring alternative ways to earn an income without returning to the corporate office scene full time.

My beliefs and habits and ways of being are all being re-examined (again).

I live in a modest 1890 bungalow with a tiny back house and garage on an average residential lot in Pasadena, California.

I started blogging in August 2001 using Blogger and uploading posts by ftp to the 10 MB Earthlink website provided with my Earthlink e-mail service.