Living in the Moment

I sit here in my friend’s home, with all the physical comforts I could possibly need, reading new research on our climate’s demise. I have lost a close friend, am supporting my very dear friend in her time of greatest need and have said a final goodbye to my special someone who has rocked my […]

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  I lie here in my tent I have a roof over my head  I have food in my mouth I have fire, a stove to cook on I have easy access to clean water I have food to eat I am warm I am comfortable I have clothes galore I have a nice bed […]

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Living without money has not been difficult but the transition periods can be tricky. When starting out in a new place there is the need to plan – where and how will I access food, what vegies can I get growing quickly, what will my water source be…… I am currently planning my move to […]

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Bartering as a means of exchange in this moneyless life is not as common as you might think. While a very useful tool in some circumstances, I have not used it very often. I tend to find myself helping out people I know – friends and family – in a very informal way. I’ve found […]

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working hard or hardly working

Helping out can be so much fun! In the last couple of weeks I’ve been floating around from one friend to the next, stopping in at my daughter’s place in between. I’ve done some digging, furniture moving, driving, concrete mixing, window cleaning, cooking, clothes washing, chook pen building, and given moral support where needed. Now, […]

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where to next

I am a very fortunate person, living a privileged life in a wealthy country. Choosing to live without money, I still have a much easier life than so many in this world.  At the moment though, I am feeling the stress of being temporarily homeless even as I know millions of people around the world feel […]

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the great tea crisis of 2016

It’s finally happened. Three days ago I ran out of milk! I knew this day would come and I dreaded its arrival. I have now consumed several cups of unmilked tea and I’m feeling nervous – will life be the same without milky tea….. Luckily, I don’t have many ‘addictions’ that have made living without […]

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