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Denise de la Cerda lives off the grid out of choice.

I visited her during my research trip writing Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America.
Denise still has her tattoo business in Manhattan, but as soon as she can she leaves town and heads for her Connecticut woodland.
She bought it 3 years ago for about $70,000, owner-financed. Since then she has built a small house and a tiny cabin on stilts.

Denise is a a tattoo artist in the true sense. She won’t do cutesy designs you saw in a celebrity magazine. Tattoos are permanent and she will want to know why you want the tattoo so she can design the best possible tattoo

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One Response to “No Math Island”

  1. Tim Forman

    Yes, it’s her island and if she doesn’t want math there that’s her business. I think it makes life more difficult though doesn’t it? How do you calculate the dimensions of a structure? Using math, by golly. I’ll assume she’s being fecitious and chuckle a bit. The other statement that got me was that the desire for “less government” is “a Republican thing to say” although she did say it’s not. It’s unfortunate so many Americans insist on breaking things down into Republican and Democrat, or any labels at all. The desire for freedom goes back before the founding of the United States. It has nothing to do with politics.