michael, bethany, douglas, and fynn. + two cats, edmund and sparrow.
I am Michael. I long for freedom. I am an artist, a carpenter, and a painter. I believe human powered ornithoptry (flap, flap) through purely mechanical means is achievable, more than that, a Necessity. My designs are well underway.
I love Bethany. Wow. My sketchbooks are filled with drawings of her from memory.
We love people. Our common dream is to provide freedom for people. Freedom from judgement; freedom to talk, sing, dance; freedom to create, freedom to believe.
At the end of this roadtrip it's our hope to have found a piece of land on which to stage this dream. A place we can build numerous structures on, from cob houses to treehouses. A place we can host whatever forums of freedom God blows in.
i'm 47, mom to the two lovely rugrats below, a homeschooler, and a bit of a responsibility freak. a photographer and designer, a sometime writer, and lover of old people and their stories. i love to travel, and crave roots. i love to organize, and hate clutter. i like peace and quiet, coffee and cream, meals with friends, and listening to the ocean. i love figuring out what makes people tick, and making connections between people and ideas and patterns of all kinds ... always trying to fit everything into the bigger picture. i love completing projects. making photo books ... packaging things really. i like to be in the background, but sometimes feel stuck there. i crave the horizon.
thanks to my birth culture, my default mode is service, which i love for the wrong reason (accomplishment), so i'm learning to temper it with enjoyment and fellowship. i'm loyal to a fault, quiet but opinionated, and a recovering member of the society of guilt addicts. i love my family, my God, and my friends.
At 15, I'm the tallest one in the family, and an avid reader of books, player of games, and climber of rocks. I also enjoy making Lego creations, whether they are large or small.
I like food, (mostly the eating part, but cooking as well) and I especially like the variety of foods that I have gotten to try on this trip. I stage battles with Lego creations between me and Fynn, and we have duels with sticks and foam swords. I am looking forward to having our own land to play on, and being able to build our own structures.
I'm 11 years old. I like to design things. I've been working on an exoskeleton suit based off of a fox. I like to draw. I've made a go-cart. I like Lego. Douglas and I have a game based off of Lego. Me and my friend Carpenter have a fort in the woods. I want to be a maniacal mechanical engineer when I'm older.