Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 21 March 2014

'Mr Mean-spirited' and

Click on the cabin to read what he says.


















Walden.
                    But how is the true drop-out going to afford the piece of land
on which to place a shelter or a cabin ?
How will she insulate it and make it rat-proof ?
Even Diogenes had only a big wine-jar (a modern equivalent might be a dustbin) to live in,
and (so far as we know) no rent to pay;
probably no food to buy, either, since he was often entertained by his intellectual friends.

7 comments:

Karl said...

You're a lucky man to have inherited property, Anthony!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mean Spirited doesn't allow anonymous comments. Too bad. I can't be bothered to register for anything that would enable me to voice my thoughts directly on his site. But in case your eyes drift over here, MMS, thumbs up on to that last post (and the one before it, for that matter). I'm in the process of making the very transition of which you speak, and it is, indeed, liberating. Too bad you hate us women so much, MMS. We're not *all* baby machines looking to trap dopey men and propagate the horror of human existence on someone else's dime.

Wofl said...

You can read my further comments, Ms Anonymous, on Mr Mean-spirited's blog.
He suggests volunteering for paid "medical testing"... Or of course one could sell a kidney...

Mr. Mean-Spirited said...

Anonymous, thank you for the kind words.

First, I don’t know whether I “allow” anonymous comments or not – that is more a factor of the blog-hosting service than any conscious choice on my part.

Second, it is quite true that I do indeed hate women – but, if it makes you feel any better, I hate males just about as much. However, I am usually polite about it.

Third, I realize that there are obvious financial constraints involved in such a lifestyle – my focus, though, is more about keeping out of the social system than upon the economics of backwoods survival.

Anonymous said...

MMS - yes, you can allow anonymous comments on Blogger. How do you think I was able to post here? It's somewhere in the settings. (I don't know where, cuz I don't have a blog.) Ask Anthony, Ann, Rafael, or Karl. Or don't. Tschüß!

Mr. Mean-Spirited said...

If you are interested in the practical side of homesteading, I might suggest “Backwoods Home” magazine. The best book on purchasing low-priced property is the now out-of-print “Buying Land Cheap” by Edward Preston (Loompanics); I’ve used some of his ideas myself.

Anonymous said...

Or Stephenson's Book of the Farm, used exclusively in the series Victorian Farm, and available, I believe, on Project Gutenberg. Wealth of information.

Brian L.