Self-Sufficiency & Bread

Self-sufficiency and boot strapping are core themes of American culture.  It’s the spirit that pervades stories of the original colonies, the industrial revolution and settling the Wild West.  It’s an inherent quality to cultural ideas of success throughout our country.  Over the last 40 years, symbols of success have manifested more and more into convenience services and materialism, but I see that trend slowing down.  I would even say that the pendulum is rebounding with movements toward minimalism and personal sustainability.  Continue reading