Do What You Desire

……Great career advice from Alan Watts.

“The only way to become a master of something is to really be with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. Somebody is interested in everything and anything you can be interested in you’ll find others interested in it. It’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like in order to spend to do things you don’t like.”

[Note: The original post embedded a different video with audio from the same lecture, but that video was removed by the user who uploaded it, so we’ve updated.]

Iterative web design, just like the garden

My garden came with sandals, so I left them there. I basically just use what’s there. I don’t know how long we will live at our present location, nor so I just make do.

sandal landscaping

We’re not sure yet how this website is going to evolve. We are thinking about opening up the space eventually to other urban micro gardeners who want to share their stories. For now, this is the story of our little piece of earth and concrete in the subtropical monsoon climate of Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s kindof an online journal of the garden where thoughts can get typed out and moved around later. The garden is like that. I spend hours moving bricks and earth around only to move them all around again later. In that sense I feel less like I’m gardening and more like I’m sculpting.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. I hope you’ll stop by again.

~Farmer Jack