Internet in the Jungle – Amazing: Roundup

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100_0725This picture was taken across the bay from Alotau – my hometown.  The buildings at the base of the mountain are in Alotau. 

Our family just returned from a nice relaxing vacation at Ulumani Village. 

The simple cottage is nestled in the thick forest of the Milne Bay Province.  For a few hours a day a generator provides the necessary electricity for lights, fans, and refrigeration.  It is, so I thought, a rustic get away.

Before the trip my wife and I discussed the possibility of taking my computer.

I could take it, but then I’d be tempted to do some writing.  I could leave it, but then I’d be frustrated if I stayed up later than the rest of the family.

I was amazed to find out (after a day) that the bungalow roof is one of the highest buildings in the region so our internet company uses a receiver to send out internet all around town.  There I was in the jungle with internet – amazing. 

While I was amazed, my wife was dismayed (but, I mostly stayed off line anyway)!  I even had time to teach my daughter to snorkel and take my son for “crocodile rides”.

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Other Articles by Craig on the Web:

Posted at Christianpf – Charitable Contributions and the Tax Benefit 

Posted at Cash Money Life – 6 Advantages of Renting Instead of Buying Your Home

Posted at Bible Money Matters – Tax Considerations For Ministers

Posted at Wise Bread – How to Minimize the Cost of Living When Moving: The Cost of Living Myth

Posted at Moolanomy – Is Your Budget Doing Its Job?

In response to my post Can you really make money by blogging? at Christianpf some of the commenters insinuated that I might write too much and I should sleep a little more (and they might be right – My New Years resolution – sleep more – write less).  I should let you know that I actually only wrote two of these articles this week, but they all managed to be published this week.

100_0720Boys from the local village enjoy taking their canoes out to find fish. 

Great Reads From the Week

Five Cent Nickel encourages you to Live Within Your Own Means, Not the Means of Others.  The title of the article alone has enough wisdom on its own.  To top it off, the article also has some outstanding content.

One Money Design – Get Out of Debt: Common Characteristics of Those Who are Successful.  I love posts that focus on characteristics.  If you want to get out of debt the best place to start is by watching those who have done it successfully.  Oh yeah, and then you do have to go out and do the hard work too.

Christianpf tells us How I Escaped The Rat Race.  Living in a culture with a slow pace of life I sometimes look at the North American pace of life and wonder what everyone is so busy doing.  You can count me out of the rat race too.  Want out?  Check out Bob’s post.

If you like to squeeze every drop out of your credit card rewards then you’ll enjoy this post – Best Credit Cards: Cash Back and Rewards Points.  I like to get credit card rewards, but I’m not in the market for a new card.

As a Christian, (have I ever told my readers I’m a Christian?  I guess I assumed you knew …) I enjoyed the perspective offered by a guest writer at Get Rich Slowly – Give Your Wealth Away: An Argument For a Secular Tithe.

Shopping?  Check out Save on Shopping by Getting Organized: the Essential Toolkit posted at Moolanomy.

Blog Carnivals

Best of Money carnival chose my article as the 4th best article for the week – Financial Villains Who Broke Free from the Disease of Greed.

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