Power in the Hidy Sign

Here’s a lesson about the Ashe County Wave… also referred to as the “Hidy Sign”. Do you ever encounter drivers who are a “pain in the neck”? Here’s a solution that resolves the pain in two ways. This week, I flew up from...

Get Coronavirus Isolation

We have two cabins that are perfect places to get away from it all. Normally we rent these cabins for five summer months via AIRBNB.   This season, due to the serious nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, I’m going to first see if subscribers, such as yourself, would...

Health Care Rising from the Ashes

More care in health care is a big reason I like small towns. There is plenty of fuss about the problems of America’s heath care.  Quite rightly in my opinion. As bad as the system might be, at least health care in small towns has (or at least seems like it has)...

Smalltown USA Backwood’s Income

Here is a Smalltown USA backwood’s income opportunity. Our recent message Smalltown USA Opportunity looked at various ways to lead a low stress rural life and earn income at the same time. One great way to have a backwood’s income is with mountain rentals,...

Rosaspamba Our Ecuador Sanctuary

Here is a shot taken from the front yard of our Ecuador sanctuary in the Andes. This land is part of a cloud forest and we are often truly above the clouds! Many valleys in Ecuador are famous for the longevity of the residents. Our search for such valleys led us to...