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External Perceptions

October 13th, 2010
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Julia's been talking to a magazine that might want to include something about us in an upcoming story. It's tricky because they seem to be mostly interested in 'lifestyle' issues [1], primarily of the urban homesteading type. They read some of julia's blog and appear to have come away from it with the impression that we sew our own clothes and grow/raise most of our own food. Now, given that julia enjoys writing about such things and mostly avoids writing about dullish things [2], it's understandable that they would get that impression. What worries me, though, is that readers might get the impression that the reason we are able to afford to give away roughly half our money is that we engage in extensive home production. Which is not the case. We live cheaply, cultivate simple tastes, and are economically very lucky. You don't need to turn your kitchen over to quail [3] in order to make a substantial difference in the world through charity.


[1] To be fair, they *are* a lifestyle magazine.

[2] Unlike me; no nine post streak on public transit prediction for her.

[3] In fact, it doesn't even help. We spent more on our quail than we got back in eggs and meat.

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