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1) Welcome to the Ventura River and Ojai Valley Community: One Man\'s Retreat from the City to the Country: .....I have obviously thought all this out, in the hopes
that one can improve one's circumstances through patient
planning. Not five years ago I was an overwhelmed
beginning teaching in the ghetto and could hardly have been
more miserable. If I currently enjoy a modicum of
happiness, I flatter myself in believing I have earned it.
Why not be happy? Like Horace in his Epistles I hope
to "walk in silence through the healthy woods, pondering
questions worthy of the good and wise." (Tacitum sylvas
inter reptare salubres, / Curantem quidquid dignum sapiente
bonoque est.) I look to live in Ojai not as a hermit yet
with detachment, in a spiritual withdrawal where I can more
easily adjust where the outside world ends and my interior
life and ease of mind begins.....