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“Am I a homeless person? Not from where I sit. Am I ‘displaced?’ Lord no, I know exactly where I am. Would my life be better living in a lofty apartment, high above the city looking over an expanse of neon and concrete? Only if there were iron bars across the balcony to prevent me from jumping.
Sounds pretty radical, right? Let me give you a glimpse into this life and see what you think. One of the great things about our culture is that a person can get a taste of nature and wild America without hiking up to a one-room cabin on an Appalachian mountain ridge. The ubiquitous ‘They’ call it “roughing it easy” and I’m here to tell you it’s a heck of a good way to go, and after all these years I am ready to recommend it.”