Why are you doing THAT?

10 Apr

In the last two weeks, I’ve gotten about fifty emails about “the state of the blog.”

Most of them left me feeling like THIS.

And it made me think about how we seek out and then identify the paths that we’ll travel on,  as adults.

I’m reminded of something I learned in Latin class, in High School;

“Imperium in imperio”

It does NOT mean:

Hey! You have a big piece of spinach in your front teeth, ya moron! 😉

It means:

An empire within an empire.

You know…  a “fifth column” – a group of people within an nation’s territory who owe allegiance to some other leader or service.

Families in America, seeking homes that are not “conventional,” fall into this category.

We’re a group that although housed “within,” seeks a different set of walls “without.”

We’re tired of the parades of lemmings that wander thru town and into the banks, to “try” and sign their lives away, by attaching a huge millstone to their necks, called a mortgage.

Note I said “try.” Mortgages are getting harder to find than needles in haystacks.

So, “Familia In Pari Materia” – “Families Of Like Kind” need to band together, to establish paths that will aid them ALL in achieving success.

It’s what I’ve tried to do with “The Life and Times of a Renaissance Ronin.”

We hoped that we’d stimulate conversations and form a “tribe” of sorts, one that would band together, contribute, and help educate and entertain… as we all moved towards a common goal.

I even wanted to help other architects and design firms, as well. I wanted to help them break the learning curve that keeps people from taking action. By helping them to educate client families as to the worthiness of ISBUs, they would prosper too.

Not all families want to go down the DIY path.

For the families that did want to “Do It Yourself…”

…however, we wanted to insure that they had enough insight and “information” to make good decisions.

By showing you how things work, I wanted you to be able to choose the right teams to help you build YOUR team, one that would ultimately contribute to your success… an affordable, sustainable home made of steel.

That is STILL my hope, come what may, for as long as we are able.

If this blog has helped you, we urge you to help keep it running.

We can’t do it by ourselves any longer.

There’s a Paypal button at the top of the page.

No amount is too small. We’re counting pennies, now.


3 Responses to “Why are you doing THAT?”

  1. margie g April 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm #


    Where’s my app? I am still interested in helping the cause with some elbow grease.

    Let me know so I can plan…

    margie g

  2. G April 12, 2010 at 4:40 am #

    Hi Ronin

    why using the past? is that your quest to enlight us is over?

    are you calling the blog a day?

    hope not ans wish you all the best even if I ain’t got much news recently



    • renaissanceronin April 13, 2010 at 5:16 am #

      Hi G,

      We’re trying desperately to keep Renaissance Ronin alive.

      The goal was to create a grass roots place place where people could cut thru all the hype, and find a path that lead to a Corten Castle.

      But, we can’t do it by ourselves any longer. The costs may seem insignificant, but when you’re already eating packaged “mac and cheese” out of boxes three days a week, it’s insurmountable.

      We’ve tried to prove that Renaissance Ronin is worth saving, but “the cavalry isn’t coming.”

      This may the “swan song” for RR. We’ll see what happens.


      BTW: How’s Angola treating you? 😉

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