Dan is a homesteader, writer, artist and agroforester in Alaska and the author of the Where the Forest Meets the Sea substack. I highly suggest reading his blog, it's a very enjoyable read.
Our starting point for this conversation:
"Why am I moving with my wife and child to a remote stretch of beach in the darkest and rainiest part of this continent, at the far end of every supply chain and convenience? Have I gone mad? Am I completely lost to sense and reason? I would answer that I feel guided on this journey by a great, overarching purpose that has the ability to animate my entire being, and helps me to meet the many challenges along this way. I feel in my heart that I am on the right path."