My name is Daniel and I am writing with my friend Phil. We are members of the Anthropocene and, if you are reading this, so are you. We are from middle America. Our wages put us somewhere near "the 50%" of the richest and most advanced civilization in the history of the solar system.
Philosophically, cosmically, geologically, these facts are pretty irrelevant. Personally, however, it means that we are freed from the need to act reflexively in order to survive and able to attempt to live reflectively and strive for the varieties of excellence we value.
We share an enjoyment of the outdoors and believe that eating well includes a concern for the welfare and sustainability of the animals and ecosystems which exist around us. We articulate our concerns differently and our conclusions are not identical. Our hobbies, passions, and stomping grounds take different turns but they share a rhythm.
This blog is an attempt to give voice to that beat. It is a discipline for ourselves and, we hope, valuable, or at least entertaining, to others.