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Downsizing

Downsize for Stargazing, Tango, and a Rustic Cabin

When I moved from the fourth-largest city in America to the mountains of rural Virginia, it was a radical change. I drove out, one night, to the little rustic cabin I had leased, which was...

Self-Reliance

Even the Military is Hooking up to Solar Power

You may already think that the government and Big Business own all the power. But did you know that they are also commandeering the majority of America's alternative energy...

Self-Reliance

Who Do You Depend on for Energy?

Last night I got happily snowed-in at home, and my lovely neighbor complimented me on my "Rum Snow Cone"...a cocktail I invented to commemorate the occasion...

Living Off The Grid

Free Energy is Everywhere…Just Tap into It

When I was young and traveling the world, I wound up in a rural village in India. There I met a farmer who couldn't have weighed more than 120 pounds...and who plowed his fields with oxen, while...

Financial Freedom

The Shocking Truth About Your Financial Information

If there is anything I value more than freedom from debt, it's my right to privacy. But as crazy as it sounds, I have simultaneously forfeited both of those willingly...hundreds of times in my life...

Homesteading

Enjoy a Clean Water Supply on Your Homestead

"These Louisiana residents will have to cook, bathe and drink with only bottled water until the situation can be rectified." You'd likely have no trouble dating this news line to Hurricane...

Self-Reliance

Here’s to a Lighter, Easier, More Relaxed You

Several years ago weight loss was at the top of my New Year's resolutions list...I wanted to lose those clingy five pounds. Two years later...I still had not lost them...

Self-Reliance

Beware of America’s Third Biggest Killer

Have you scheduled your annual physical check-up yet? My physician lectured me for 15 minutes the last time I had mine...but not in the way you might think. He wasn't on my case about cholesterol...

Self-Reliance

Your Healthcare Matters More than a Milkshake and Fries

I had Blue Cross health insurance in Virginia in the 1990s. Back in those days Blue Cross/Blue Shield was primarily a network of nonprofit co-ops...not money-grabbing, private entities...

Self-Reliance

Feeling Railroaded? Get off the Fast Track…and the Grid

I don't know if you've ever built railroads by hand with tools like picks and sledgehammers, but if by chance you have, shoot me an email (via editor@waldenpublishing.com) because we need to...