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.
I recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest to the family farm with its iconic 100 year old red barn, after living in Southern California for over two decades.
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.