Betty Duffy

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Modern Problems

My column at Patheos this week might be familiar to anyone reading the blog this time last year. If you're thinking of moving off the grid, think twice.

Rather an irregular week here at the Duffy house--hope to get back in the swing of things next week.


R.E.O. Johnson said...

It's a recurring daydream of mine to disappear into a foreign mountain range and play farmer to a cow, chickens, and a garden.

But then, it always occurs to me that that wouldn't be the best use of my talents, and that I'm supposed to be with people. Then I go to class, listen to the noise, and wish to disappear all over again.

JMB said...

We lost our power for 4 days during a freak October snow storm here in NJ and it was humbling, depressing and COLD. Life is so much better now and I thank God every day for basic things like heat, electricity and gas. I have no illusions about life being "better" back in the Little House days.

MrsDarwin said...

A month without heat taught me that me that the conveniences of modern life are actually pretty spiffy. I like me my electricity just fine. No technology wouldn't cure the root of my problems, which is my own inertia.

JMB said...

Now I feel like a baby for complaining about our four days without power Mrs. Darwin!