An Alternative to Gold

This week three people requested my alternative theory to gold. I first thought about it while reading Marx. Don’t runaway just yet: I have read a lot more than just Marx.  The basic formula for labor theory excludes simple choices of economy that humans are known to do such as: sheep herding, growing food, and smaller tasks that could be considered jobs all by themselves. It also excludes a balance between natural resources, biosystems, and human axiom. The first part of my theory is a new basis for currency.  I noticed that anything we base our currency on, eventually becomes … Continue reading An Alternative to Gold

Designing a tiny house in SketchUp: tutorials & resources

Originally posted on Naj Haus:
Naj Haus in SketchUp (since revised slightly, including adding a full-length covered porch on the front) Now that I’ve survived the last few months of design crunch and the first building stint, I’m catching up on some technical posts. You may remember I was determined to design my house the old school way with graph paper, pencil and a triangular engineering ruler. Part of this was because I loved the tactile feeling of drawing and it seemed in keeping with the tiny house simplicity mindset, and part of it was that my earlier experience with… Continue reading Designing a tiny house in SketchUp: tutorials & resources

Chapter 2: Water

Chapter 2: Water La Sistema Nohoch Nah Chich is located in Tulum Municipality, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It extends 235 ft into the underworld and boasts 42 miles (67 km) of passages for advanced cave diving. The name is a blend of Espanol and Yucatec that means “Giant Birdcage System”. The entire cave system connects with the Caribbean Sea. “Pre-Colombian underworld earth lords were wealthy beings who live inside mountains, associated with black water, the primordial sea from where all life was spawned.” (Wilder Utopia) This system of caves that leads to the ocean could have made it very easy for … Continue reading Chapter 2: Water