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  • Writer's pictureBrian Wells

You Never Know Where Life Will Take You

I took a week off from the blog last week. It was Easter weekend and things were busy here on the homestead. Bonnie’s family came up and spent the weekend with us. We had some extra stuff going on at church. So, I hope you’ll forgive me for skipping a week.

This week I had the privilege of being interviewed on the Understory Lawyer podcast. (If you missed it, you can check out the episode here.) Wade reached out to me a few weeks ago to see if I had interest in being on his show. I hadn’t heard of his podcast before as he’s a bit more focused on the business genre and that’s not a genre that I’ve really explored much. But, of course I said, “Yes” as you know I love talking homesteading with people. As Wade and I were making small talk before we started the interview, he mentioned that he had interviewed someone on a previous episode from upstate NY. Come to find out, that person was none other than James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency as well as the World Made By Hand series. Oh, and James Kunstler happens to reside in the same town as I do; Greenwich, NY. How’s that for a small world?

Now, Mr. Kunstler and I have never met. At least not that I know of. But, I do know from my conversation with Wade and subsequent readings of Mr. Kunstler’s blog that he happens to have a farmstead and is into gardening, and such. Wade asked me if I was interested in meeting Jim and if so, he’d reach out and see if Jim was interested in getting in contact with me. Well, duh!! Of course I said, “yes!” The following day I received an email from Jim introducing himself and wondering if I was interested in getting together for a chat.

And so Friday, I’ll be meeting a guy from my hometown who appears to have some similar interests that I do and it’s all because I said, “yes” to a podcast interview request from a guy that I’ve never met who lives several states away. The point is that life has a funny way of helping us build community. Now, I’m not sure if Jim and I will hit it off on Friday. We might become best buds. We might become acquaintances. Or he might decide that I am the dumbest guy to ever walk the face of the earth. Who knows? But, when you have an opportunity to network with people who have shared interests, don’t pass it up!! You never know where it may lead. It could lead you around the world. I could lead you across the country. Or it could lead you to the other side of town!!

Until next time, keep up the good work!!


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