Archive for April 2012

Unbidden Beauty

The urbane  residents of New York City like to appear austerely bored at their hometown’s famous sites: the Empire State Building is an overrated tourist-trap; Times Square, garish; and Wall Street is a street – without a wall. But th...

Frat Boys and the Household

If you follow college “culture” at all, you’ll find little new or surprising in the recent discussions of the abusive hazing rituals at Dartmouth, or that the college and its alumni so cheerfully abandon any pretense of ca...

A Conversation with Wendell Berry

Purcellville, VA. Readers near Meadville, PA won’t want to miss Loving the Land through Working Forests, a conference hosted by the Foundation for Sustainable Forests (FFSF). The lecture and forestry seminar will feature Mr. Wendell Berry, ...

Monk, He Shines

I’m delighted to note the publication of Surpassing Pleasure (Porcupine’s Quill: http://porcupinesquill.ca), a collection of poetry by John Slater, a Cistercian who is known within his order as Brother Isaac. Brother Isaac is the winner of ...

Homeschool Community

As a homeschooling parent I’m continually frustrated by the difficulty of talking about why we do what we do. Homeschooling is nearly always portrayed as a flight from something: bad influences, secular curriculum, bullying, drugs, vi...