||[Feb. 9th, 2010|08:37 am]
underneath The Wise Turtle
I've moved a whole lot in my life, nearly always because I was no longer wanted at a place for one reason or another. Though there have been a couple of times it was because I wanted to be at another place even more. Occasionally, a move has included some of both reasons.|
My move away from this journal is one of those with a bit of both. I'm not especially wanted or needed here (and some of the neighbors are outright hostile to me), and I'm also really looking forward to being in a better (healthier) virtual home.
I've also, in general, been voluntarily moving toward the better system of what some call the gift economy and what I usually call the Living Economy, which promotes more natural, sustainable, permaculture type systems, where there are just a few direct exchanges of resources, and everything else is open-ended offerings available for anyone and everyone who finds the offerings useful. Direct exchanges in the natural economy are mostly between close family and friends who find exceptional mutual benefit to being in each other's company, in symbiosis.
So this current virtual move of mine will be very similar to my physical moves, wherein I sort through all of the great gobs of stuff I've accumulated over the years into different piles, each of which goes to a different place:
1. Stuff that I no longer believe is useful at all goes into the trash.
2. Stuff that I no longer need or want, but that is still probably quite useful to others, is usually given away via donation centers, on Freecycle type lists, as gifts, on the sidewalk with a "free stuff" sign, into the compost pile, or it's simply left where it is for others to discover.
3. Stuff that I still need and/or want gets taken with me to wherever it is that I'm heading, either to be used as is, or to be modified into something even more useful.
In light of number 2 up there, I offer you a short period of time to look for anything you want to grab on this journal, or any of my other sites, if you find it useful. I'm not sure how long the stuff will be available (only a few days or so for my professional websites, including thewiseturtle.com, probably longer for this journal) and if there is something specific you want and can't find it, let me know and I'll do my best to find it for you as I sort through stuff.
And as for my new locations...
My new centralized home base is now at turil.wordpress.com.
And I also might be found working in communities and forums and other open-to-the-public places, including here at the LiveJournal communities, on Reddit, Gaia.com, and some other places, usually under the name "Turil" or "thewiseturtle" or something similar. These are where I will be offering my open-ended gifts of things that I have more than enough of (mostly ideas and other energy), and I will also be offering more personal things to my closest friends and family more directly, and intimately, and symbiotically, I hope.
Also note that my email addresses at thewiseturtle.com will no longer work after a few days. Please use thewiseturtle *at* gmail.com if you want to contact me on a more personal and, at least intellectually, intimate level.
Well, I guess that's it for here. See you later, somewhere else. :-)
So long, and thanks, indeed, for all the virtual fish!