Keep rollin’

Timothy Kiefer
1 min readAug 18, 2020


Today I sold my dream truck — a 1986 Toyota Pickup, the truck that has been seared on my heart since one of my earliest memories, Back to the Future.

We need a truck capable of real towing, and don’t need two vehicles that are driven less than once a week sitting around. I’m just not in a position to be a car collector…

Practically speaking, we now have less car insurance and registration, and one less vehicle to move monthly for the street sweeper.

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Sure, the things you own own you and all that. I’ve been trying to think of it more from an energy and positive growth angle.

If things aren’t moving, they’re stagnating, impeding other things from passing, blocking what would come next. Like cholesterol build up on arteries, poorly draining waterways, bed sores on sedentary bodies.

Whether a stream, an electric circuit, or a combustion engine, energy needs to flow. When it doesn’t, problems happen. We must keep everything in flux, even (especially) our possessions.

That was a super cool truck, though… But, hey, maybe a Cybertruck is downriver.



Timothy Kiefer

bootstrapper, soil farmer, urban agriculture professional ||