The Fam

I’m Peter and I’m living my dream.

I am a very productive 26-year-old member of society. My beautiful wife and I are both college educated. I have a desk job. She has a teaching job. We just had a gorgeous little boy. We own a house and two cars. We go out for dinner nearly every week. We are current on new episodes of “The Office” and “Glee”. For all intents and purposes, we are living the American dream.

Unfortunately, I see the traditional American dream as broken. It is unsustainable and puts money as the most important resource above all else. I don’t want to be a part of that. I want to leave a positive mark on the world. I would like my son (and future children) to grow up valuing humanity as the most important resource.

This website will be a record of our journey to a simpler, healthier, and more sustainable existence. It will serve as a window to inspire others and keep us accountable to the changes we make and the goals we would like to achieve. Join us and inspire us! It is going to be fun and enlightening.


You can find a list of our family wide and personal goals on our goals page.

What does Fat and Crunchy mean?

Fat and Crunchy is a description of who I am right now. Fat meaning that I am obese. Crunchy meaning that I am a (modern) hippie. I’m more fat than crunchy at the moment, but soon the tides will turn… and I want to share those turning tides with you.