These things are always so awkward. Did I just make it more awkward by pointing that out? Well to start, I’m a pretty sarcastic person who writes like I speak. That is if you can consider what I do “writing.”
My name is Stephon Boatwright, a grad school educated political scientist and a hardcore urbanite. Somewhere along the line I put an indefinite pause on both of the above. I moved out of New York City and traded my copies of Marx and Nietzsche for trail maps. Well, that’s a lie. I still read radical philosophy and who needs a map?! Hiking, biking, and traveling have become my life, along with working to preserve the natural environment I enjoy so much.
Under-civilized is a play on John Muir’s statement that the “over-civilized” folks are finding themselves free only in the wilderness. This project is for those of us proud to be under-civilized, refusing to define ourselves by what we have, but by our bond with community and the natural world that makes it possible. Or, as CCR puts it:
“There’s a place up ahead and I’m goin’ just as my feet can fly; Come away, come away if you’re goin’, leave the sinkin’ ship behind”
Peace, love and ramble one!