Any Nice Caves for Rent?

I was scrolling through Answers.Yahoo.com the other day when a question caught my eye: Should I withdraw from humanity and find a really nice cave? 

This question really resonated with me because I often feel this way too.  When I was a kid my dream was to live in a monastery and work in the scriptorium.  Or, if I couldn’t do that, to become a hermit and live in the mountains eating wild plants like Euell Gibbons.


I had just been daydreaming about that again last week.

Unfortunately, nice caves are hard to find.

I started thinking about the things I would need to make life as a hermit bearable.

My cave would have to be within walking distance of a really good library. Or I would need to install WiFi so I could download ebooks from Overdrive.com.

I would need a camp oven or solar powered bread machine so I can make my gluten free bread.

Water. A well. With a hand pump?  Or a solar powered pump.

Oh yeah, Electricity. Maybe a solar/wind power generator, to run the Wifi, bread machine, water pump and charge my Kindle Fire.

On and on.

Until I realized it would be better to just stay home and learn to get along with people.

I did a little research on Amazon.com (I’m an Amazon Associate BTW) and was surprised at how much of my hermit’s dream was readily available.

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About 1heartle

My passion and obsession is with books, reading, life-long learning, libraries, literacy and tutoring. A second passion is public speaking, teaching and powerful presentations. I am always experimenting with new teaching and training methods in an effort to find the most effective way to engage learners.
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