The classic story of the tortoise and the hare is one of the best metaphors for life. In the story, a tortoise and a hare have a race. Everyone assumes the hare, being fast and agile, is going to win…right? Well, no. The overly confident hare makes detrimental...read more
While we’ve been converting our 1961 GM bus into a home, we’ve been renting a fixer-upper in the countryside. It wasn’t in great shape when we arrived, so the owner of the home agreed to let us work off the rent and bring the property back to life....read more
When stress runs high or we find ourselves in a panic, we try to remember to “Stay In The Canoe“. This is one of our little mantras. It’s how we calm each other down and how we remind ourselves, that at all times, we are in a metaphorical canoe. If...read more
The other day, we were speaking with a gentleman and he asked what our names were. We replied, “Alex and Lara…yep, L-a-r-a”. He asked about the name Lara and we went on to explain that it was inspired by one of the main characters in the motion...read more
Caffeine, which Wikipedia states “is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug”, stimulates the nervous system and the blood vessels in the brain and body. Caffeine also blocks the effect of adenosine (a neurotransmitter that causes sleepiness and...read more
Fuel, fiber, paper, food and medicine are all things, that we as a population, rely greatly upon. The vast number of resources from around the world, that are pillaged and polluted every day to supply these staples, is astounding. What if there was another way? What...read more
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