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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Round and Round, We go....

Hello, again - I've been very busy, getting myself re-established on the island. Funny, no matter how things change, they still remain the same. I've got myself a casual job for the warm(?) part of the year, doing some property maintenance (read cutting lawns, gardening, etc.); so, I'm all set. Soon, it will be springtime for real, and I'll be happy to see the sunshine return.

But, I can't believe what's going on out there, but, no wonder. How did the world expect to carry on with a super-heated economy, and for it not to fall flat on it's face. Regardless, it's important to do what you need to do; deal with it the best you can. If you are a vandweller, while you are living economically, you are vulnerable to various hazards that swirl around us. I suggest you go where things are better, so you can weather these turbulent times, easier. We don't need much, but, I've been a fan of living in areas where I feel comfortable (read safer, more laid back).

The economic crash is a sign of the times. Greed, blatant capitalism, exploitation of natural resources and peoples, is not economically/environmentally sustainable or humane. So, I revel in the fact that I've minimized my demands and needs on the 'system'. So, it's up to each and everyone of us to help these changes, to evolve, by example. If we as people don't buy the crap made by the corporations of the world, then they won't make it, cause they will lose money. Or at least, they will begin to make the things we really want/need, by us choosing with our dollars, and will address some the afore mentioned concerns. It's up to us.

Recycle, reduce, reuse. Fair trade. Let's not trade in our planet, for jobs. There's no point of having money and toys to play with, if you can't breathe the air, or swim in the ocean, or eat the food. Think about it.

Take care of yourself and yours in these troubled times, Urban Vandweller