Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen is a freelance writer and editor who is passionate about sustainability, political economy, gardening, traditional craftwork, and simple living. She and her husband are currently renovating a rural homestead in southeastern Michigan.

No Police, No Peace? Maybe Not

Some cash-strapped municipalities can’t afford law enforcement. But is having no police such a bad thing? Not when they’re corrupt “bad apples.”

Living In Your Car

Now there are more reasons than ever to consider living in your car, whether you want to travel the country, save money, or simply survive homelessness.

Ghost Acres

Why is it truly frightening to depend on ghost acres? Because it could be fatal…

Extraction Has Victims

Our insatiable appetite for energy and gadgets is destroying communities around the world. Extraction has victims, even if they’re out of sight and out of mind until those victims are us.