It turns out there aren't a whole lot of stay-at-home analytical thinkers - in this small town - who both make things and don't suffer from paranoid delusions about vaccines/gluten/Democrats.
Of all the people I've met here, the one I like the most (personally) is a card-carrying member of the Tea Party. I'm planning to help her plant her first big garden in the spring. Our children all love each other beyond words. Her child wears camo all the time and will probably hunt once he learns to hold a gun.* The spouse and I are pacifist liberals who, literally, make crunchy granola.
Anyhow, the summary version is I feel a bit adrift and, even though it's better than all that deeply unpleasant uncertainty, I haven't figured out exactly what shape my life is going to take in the next few years, or how it will weave in with the amazing assortment of personalities here.
* I'm all for hunting for one's food - after all, I eat meat, and deer