Rural by Choice: Karen Fasimpaur

A woman who spent most of her life in cities was ready for a change – and she found it. Karen Fasimpaur moved from Los Angeles to a quiet spot on the Arizona-New Mexico border. She found brilliant nighttime skies, good neighbors and a lower cost of living that allows her to focus on more than just a pay check.

Getting Somewhere in Neutral

The topic of net neutrality provides an opportunity to talk about potentially contentious issues without triggering our fight or flight response. Perhaps there’s a lesson here all of us could apply to other public discussions.

Living a Good Life Beyond the Grid

When the rural homesite she loved turned out to be a mile (and $80,000) from the nearest power line, Karen Fasimpaur found an alternative: solar energy. A Southwestern homesteader describes how she makes a living in the information economy…