The incowrimo that didn’t

The picture you see here is where I live. Actually it’s across the road. But it is where I am. I look at it out my front window.

Until just before christmas, I was wading barefoot into the freezing surf to collect water to wash and clean with every day. I still chop wood every day to get warm. And still get up once or twice in the night to tend the fire or the pipes will freeze.

We have running water from a cistern that’s filled by truck every month at a hefty delivery fee triple that of anything else.

We’ve had reliable internet installed by a line of sight dish for almost two months.

I still don’t have a computer running and rely on doing everything on the phone. Even then it has been spotty. Coffee shop and public space wifi. The one’s that are open.

I’m not complaining. Life is what it will be. I have been pretty much homeless or more politely.. of no fixed address for the past year. Running an online project was beyond my means.

I don’t apologize either as I understand full well how some things don’t turn out or go quite to plan. It’s been hard. But I have neither forgotten nor given up on this project.

Much of my current life looks like 1790 but I am catching up with the world.

This year has been difficult for everyone. I’m not special in that. I look forward to rebuilding this site and making it a chance at joy we can build together.

I am indebted to your patience and kindness all.

I will post my correct and current address in it’s alphabetical place amongst the others for my closest friends.

Be kind to one another. Life can change in an instant. Look instead for peace.


  1. Nicholas Lee says:

    I’m so pleased to see you are still there. Full of admiration for your courage and determination. I don’t know what I can to help you… but you cans be sure that I will respond to your emails and posts and engage with your wonderful project. If I can help with that, please contact me below. Blessings, Nicholas.


  2. Sarah Elliott Elliott says:

    Stay safe and well. Xxxx


  3. patlandon5 says:

    thank-you for posting,it made my year:)


  4. Bridget says:

    Perspective is everything. That’s the kind of minimalist lifestyle many wish to attain. Keep well, and stay positive.


  5. Kelly Cozens says:

    I find your current plight to be very sad indeed. I am not as badly off. If I can help you in any way with any thing, please allow me. The joy you spread through your handwriting projects is more than you can imagine. Thank you for all your efforts.

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