Friday, October 05, 2018

A MAN WITH A GRAND PLAN

I LIKE THE PLAN AND I'M ON BOARD TO PARTICIPATE.


Leaving my oldest friend's place in Santa Fe, I head to a conference near Flagstaff to pull together plans for caravans to begin  November 1st.
Called it a day at exit 346 in Az and drove into the desert for the night.  I liked it so well I stayed 3 days. There are thousands and thousands of beautiful and free places like this to camp.


Here's one of my favorite.  I've camped in this meadow several times over the years
 with a splendid view of Mt Humphrey (12, 600+ feet), the highest point in Arizona
Those cones are new--they protect freshly planted trees.  Enough sunlite comes through the cone to keep the tree growing.


I've come to confer with this man and his support team. Soon, he's seated in my trailer and sharing his vision of how we can set in motion a process to welcome the next million people into a new lifestyle of liberty and frugality. If you think that he is an unlikely guru---consider that he once lived in a van on the streets of Anchorage, Alaska--working full time to support his family.  When that was done, he came south and began to gather folks around him in an annual gathering called RTR (rubber tramp rendezvous)  From a beginning of 8, it grew to about 4000 last January and was featured in the New York Times.
Now he has taken his message of mobility, frugality, efficiency and friendly connection to millions in the form of youtube talks and internet information.
AND P.S. HE STILL LIVES IN A SIMPLE VAN WITH HIS BELOVED DOG CODY.

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He reminds me in some ways of this guy who lived in the 5th century BC who came out of nowhere and said valuable things to the world.


 Here's the full crew in conference including KC, Sueanne, Steve and myself with Bob Wells.

We took long walks to refresh our minds.

To see the re3sults of our planning click here

RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES:  I believe that we lose a lot of joy in life by refusing to play other people's games.  I'll happily play Bob's game by leading one of the caravans.  I also embrace his larger vision  that  will provide dollars for larger projects to teach a million people what we already know:
1. That one can live a wonderful life on very little money.
2. That  we can have friends and community while being mobile.
3. That drudgery, stress and waste can be sharply reduced in the mobile lifestyle.
4. That leisure can promote self discovery and creativity.