Wandervogel Diary is his narrative of the life experiment he has underway at the retreat, Estrella Vista, aimed at living in harmony with nature–plus anything else which happens to be on his mind.
The name of his blog derives from a back-to-nature youth hiking movement that flourished in Germany before WWI.
“I named the blog ‘Wandervogel’ in recognition of the large number of young people who pass through my life like ‘wandering birds,’ especially as a result of my youth justice advocacy work,” he says. Since 2005 Dan has devoted himself to helping young people who, as a result of extreme abuse, commit parricide. The website for his nonprofit youth work, called The Redemption Project, can be accessed at: www.redemptionforkids.org.
Browse his daily Diary for short essays on subjects as diverse as family, education, juvenile justice, the economy (from a cycles perspective), earth- and nature-based spirituality, green building and architecture, off-the-grid living, West Texas life and people, etc.
The historical Wandervogel movement–as well as Dan’s West Texas homeland–are described in detail at http://www.wandervogel.com/, a new camping and hiking business Dan is establishing for his kids. You may wish to visit the store website to periodically monitor his progress, which has been proceeding in maddenly slow-motion due to the rotten economy.
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