About a year ago, John Wells left New York and moved out to Terlingua, Texas, to take a stab at living off the grid. My brother's experience was part of what influenced John to move to the desert. A letter to the editor John wrote to MAKE tipped me off to his story, and I've been following along ever since.
Most days, John blogs a little something about his day, everything from welding wind turbines, driving to town to visit with friends, watching spiders and other wildlife, or getting up at 3 a.m. to take photos of the space station as it passes overhead. For me, it's always an enjoyable, quick read that offers an interesting insight into, what for most of us, is a completely different lifestyle.