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About this blog

In this blog I focus on issues that I hope are of general interest to retiring Boomers — especially those Boomers who are interested in simple, frugal living in rural America.

My name is David Dalton. I was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, in 1948. I lived in North Carolina until 1991, when I moved to San Francisco. In 2008, I retired and moved from San Francisco back to my native North Carolina. I’ve built a house, which I called Acorn Abbey. For the first two years, this blog was largely about the construction of the house.

I worked for newspapers all my life. I got my start at the Winston-Salem Journal. I worked at the San Francisco Examiner from 1995 until the Examiner merged with the San Francisco Chronicle in 2000. I was a copy editor for the first half of my career. For the last half of my career, I was a specialist in newspaper publishing systems.

I dabble in a lot of things, so the subject matter here will be all over the map.

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Above: My mother and I, San Francisco.