I miss a sense of community. I used to live in the Chapel Hill area of NC. Chapel Hill was an enchanted place, pre-urbanization, a place where many visited to rejuvenate their intellectual energies, but now it seems cold and sterile. I miss it dearly. Now I live in a small town in Alabama in an almost Norman Rockwell like setting. I work as a volunteer fireman to contribute to my new community.
One day, I would like to work my way off the grid if possible. With 15 acres in sunny Alabama I should have plenty of solar energy to develop. But, I do not want to live uncomfortably just responsibly.