Welcome to our Renaissance!

The need for simple, rural, sustainable living has become increasingly important. We are facing uncertain times of challenges, but also expansion, growth, recovery, innovation, and new concepts. A renaissance is proceeded by such dark days, shifting cultural values and a return to classic knowledge.

Sometimes the old ways are best, simple lives with healthy relationships with nature, community, and self. Kindness. Compassion. Sometimes the old ways need to be combined with new ideas.

The world spins far too fast, but the precepts of a Two-Lane lifestyle remain the same: family, faith, simplicity, self-reliance, and living with and working with the natural world around us. We have faith that West Virginia, Appalachia, and America are at the beginning of a renaissance. Join us.

Why subscribe?

You can visit the online magazine any time you like. Just as the magazine’s previous print version provided guidance, inspiration, collective impact, skill development, and fun, the online version will also provide accountability, inspiration, stories, art, and cultural community development.

Free subscriptions are like tickets to the main stage. You can access great content relating to rural life, simple solutions, natural wellness, and spiritual living. You also receive regular emails from Lisa, our in-house editor/essayist, with her reflections and links to recent online posts.

Paid subscribers sustain our existence, and get the “backstage pass.” Full access to podcasts, eBooks, writer worksheets & prompts, feature emails, significant book and retreat discounts, and more. Paid subscribers get all the multi-media we can offer and are also the only readers permitted to comment online.

Sponsors gain lifetime access to all features and discounts to special events.

You can subscribe by the month ($5.00), by the year ($50.00), or as a founding member ($200.00 one-time payment).

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A conversation about embracing life through the lens of Appalachian nature, culture, spirit, and simplicity.


Lisa Hayes-Minney
Michele S. Zirkle, MA, PhD
Author of 3 novels, 4 anthologies, holistic healer & life coach. Teaches empowerment workshop sessions and healing events. www.michelezirkle.com https://twitter.com/MicheleZirkle
Robin A Holstein
Christian, conservative, wife, mother. Proprietor Holstein House, president Robin's Desktop, LLC. Author, & writer. Degrees in business, office administration. Ordained through ULC, and AMM. I sing for Christ. Dog, cats, chickens, and ducks.