Perhaps some of you readers are aware of the fiction of Uncle River, whose stories appear regularly in ANALOG and elsewhere.
Here's his homepage of sorts:http://www.motherbird.com/rivbio.htm
Uncle River and I have been pals now for a good number of years, but we don't see each other in the flesh much. That's mainly because River lives a dedicated off-the-grid existence, and doesn't travel often. Currently, he's homesteading in Pie Town, New Mexico, and he just sent me this picture of his new living quarters, a cabin which he built himself--mostly without power tools, if I recall correctly.
And here's the man looking suitably pleased and serene.
If you ever thought that today's world precluded a Thoreauvian existence that still allowed one to interact with the larger sphere of culture and commerce, Uncle River's life is proof that you were wrong!
Posted by Paul DiFi.