Leave Behind the Digital Distraction

Choose a more handmade, homegrown life of stewardship

Living a Human Life in a Digital World

There is a satisfaction in making and doing things for yourself and your family. A homespun joy in recapturing our rootedness in the world. Making, growing, and tending all create a haven for you and yours. Escape from the weapons of mass distraction, and the culture-dissolving effects of the modern digital age. Do something real. I’ll help.

There are so many ways to seek the true, the good, and the beautiful. Explore these pages to find some inspiration.

Pull up a chair and listen

Be present in this,

our created world

Besides, I’ve been feeling a little blue

– just a pale, elusive azure. It isn’t serious enough for anything darker.
Anne of the Island
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What Will You Make?

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How can I help you slow down?

You’ll find a lot of ideas here for things that are real. Things to read, things to listen to, things to make, and things to care for. All of this is part of good stewardship. But not if you try to do ALL these things at one time.

So, decide what seems to speak to you. Pick a place to start and…

Start. It’s that simple. Make something, instead of buying it. Read a good book, and think about what it has to say to you. Learn about your place, and add to its history with the things you choose to do there. Become deep-rooted.


“The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth.”

Anne of the Island