Hello! My name is Mary Ecsedy - welcome to my website. As the
project lead for a business website consulting agency, I have
built or managed over 120 professional websites since 2003, but
I've never managed to build a stable personal site or blog of my
own. After thrashing around with several personal sites under a
variety domains, I've finally settled down here. I have a lot of
old content to republish, and a lot of new things I want to
share with family and friends.
Thanks for stopping by. Keep calm and carry on; everything is going to be OK.
Best wishes, Mary
NOTE: This is a personal website and the opinions expressions
herein are all my own unless indicated otherwise
Personally, I believe in Western civilization and I think
it's worth the hassle and expense to maintain. If nothing else,
there's Beer, Bread, and Bar-b-Que Beef. I appreciate clean water
and the sewage system. And as a modern woman, I sincerely
appreciate my freedom, thanks to the efforts of civilized men.
Civilization was invented to create and maintain the social
organization and task specialization required in order to
produce a steady supply of bread and beer.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
How To Subsistence Survival Guides
There is enough technical information in the Little
House books to give you an edge in surviving a sudden
reversal to subsistence living.
The Participant Observer
Notes from a professional anthropologist
A man of knowledge has no honor, no dignity, no family,
no name, no country, but only life to be
lived... - don Juan, A Separate Reality.
Early evening in the "Petrified Dunes" area of Arches National Park.
Photo by Don Ecsedy.
High above the Schafer Trail on the rim of Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park.
Photo by Don Ecsedy.
Welcome to CivilizedHumanBeing.com. My name is Mary Ecsedy and
this is my personal website for sharing things I enjoy with family
and friends and anyone else wandering through who finds it
interesting. The site is currently being built with old and new material. - Mary, Pittsburgh PA 10/16/2017