I like the "redesigning myself" bit, Chief; I can relate to that. Fortunately I have some insights from my ancestors, too, to draw from. The defining bit is a part that gets missed in alot of different subjects. For me that is an important first step in anything and especially Permaculture. I think the Principles of Permaculture are just as important and am often mulling over these. For me they help define what permaculture is and how to go about achieving the purpose of it all.