Follow a path cut by a country doctor who examines the lives of men and women who choose to live close to work to pursue a dream, a lifestyle, or even a practical reality. When people make the decision to work close to home, they say good-bye to the hassles of commuting, but along with that, all other aspects of life change. Family and community become enhanced with a strong sense of belonging through compromises that require a redefinition of success. A person finds him or herself frequently in a peer group of one, walking a sharper edge and more susceptible to the bipolarities of life.
Anyone contemplating work closer to home will find much of value in this book. See how a community, regardless of location, functions as a community. Enter the intimate lives of these people. Crowd them into mind and hold them in thought and discover the courage to do things never thought possible.