Phillip Smith

Logging in, dropping out.

I received this e-mail recently it got me thinking (again) about the possibility of living and working out of the city:

Hi Friends

10 cords of firewood and a month later we have contact between Killaloe and Anik F2!

I often struggle with the tension of loving what this city has to offer, but not having enough time to enjoy it. Many folks I know have taken to living and working in smaller communities -- can't say that it doesn't have its appeal. That said, I'm just back from a few days in Independence, Missouri -- where I celebrated my first US Thanksgiving and saw the Community of Christ world headquarters -- and can't say that I'm ready to move to a town that small just yet.

What are your strategies for making the most of your urban existence? Or for staying sane in the rural experience?


Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.


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