Being Weird


There’s a really cool podcast over at

It’s an interview with John Coffer, a photographer who pretty much had enough of the bullshit of modern life, and so he set himself up as a pioneer farmer in the finger lakes of New York.

He supports himself with subsistence farming and teaching old school civil war style tintype and ambrotype photography.

John Coffer

You know, if people would just declare their own personal independence more. That’s what I did when I was 26. I just sort of seceded from the status quo and declared my own personal independence and felt that that was gonna be just fine, and it was.

A well-dressed snowman

Do what you’re good at. If you’re good at being weird, be weird and just do it well.

Don’t hold back.

Words to live by, no doubt, but I am entirely too lazy to have to get up in the morning to milk cows and stuff.

It also appears that Mr. Coffer has a somewhat less than satisfactory love life, at least according to this article in the New York Times. Modern women, it seems, are too attached to telephones and indoor plumbing.

I found a youtube video about Mr. Coffer

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