# Posted: 14 Oct 2020 23:31
I am new to this site. It seems that I am among like-minded people.
My place is in the Highlands of Scotland and I've moved there after 14 years as a gasification engineer, in academia and freelance. The site currently has no utility connections, but it has a disused well that the locals tell me was once the best in the area.
I'm getting away from bills, digital surveillance, dirty air, 5G, urban sprawl, broken societies, antagonisms from a world based on competition, light pollution, assault from traffic noise, vile treatment of animals, etc. In short, when the state and its senior partners - the banks, media and consumer sector - reach out for me, I want them to find that I've ducked.