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Urban Sustainable Living

I came across Patti Moreno and her gardengirltv.com when I was working at a communications company. She's brilliant. In the middle of New York City she grows her own food! She's worked out how homes can be sustainable even in an urban context!

You must check her out.

I guess, Another world is possible!

Is another world possible?

I have been thinking that I really don't want to live the urban life as it is now. I don't want to have to spend 3 hours in traffic everyday to get to work and back. I don't want to have to work primarily so I can pay for the auto, the gym, the house, and food. I don't want to have to run the rat race and get better at certain skills just so I can get ahead in this world we have created. I am not that kind of person and I don't want to be.

I want to actually LIVE life, not live from weekend to weekend. I'm going to be 30 next year and as far as I can tell, that's half my life done! And I must say I'm not terribly satisfied with the life I've lived so far. Sure there are many things to be grateful for - family, home, marriage, friends, but there's still so much missing. And I feel that if I keep going on the path I'm going I will end up regretting most of my life.

Somethings got to change! I need to find another way of living. Can I do this i…

Search for Meaning

I've just finished reading Victor E. Frankl's book Man's Search for Meaning. Dr. Frankly was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School.He survived the Holocaust and was at Auschwitz, Dachau, and other concentration camps.

In his book he talks about how a person can still find meaning and a will to live even in the most desolate of conditions. Not everybody can do it but everybody has the opportunity to.