Archive for September 2012

Conference Schedule

The conference will be on the campus of Hope College in Holland, MI.  Go to the Maas Conference Center on the corner of Tenth and Columbia, on the back side of Phelps Hall. On-site registration will be available starting at 8:15am. Cash or ...

FPR Conference Details

There is still time to register for the conference by clicking here. We will also be welcoming walk-up registrants on-site, but if you go that route you’ll have to pay by check or cash. The conference is in the Maas Conference Center ...

Upcoming Poetry Readings

For those readers who might be interested, I’ve recently published my first collection of poems, Distant Lands and Near, available here.  Also, those who are aficionados of traditional poetry might be interested in two upcoming events...

Town Fabric and Placemaking

This excerpt is the second in a three-part series from Eric Jacobsen’s book, The Space Between. Read Part I here.  Town Fabric and Placemaking The built environment plays an important role in this dynamic process of space becoming place. I’...

The Culture of Hospitality

Hidden Springs, VA. In two recent pieces, I argued that 1) the language of “culture war” is not helpful and should be discarded, and 2) that to the extent that liberalism is rooted in a denial of limits, it is anti-culture, for culture is, ...

FPR Conference: Register Now

If you have put off registering for the conference but plan to attend, please register if possible. This will give us a better idea of how much food we’ll need for lunch and snacks. You don’t want us to run out of snacks do you?...

Senior Moment

If Virginia is for lovers (what an odd campaign that was), Michigan should be for duffers. I understand why some FroPo’s may object to the sport alleged to spoil a good walk — golf. It wastes water, ties up productive land, and ...

The View From Your Front Porch

Olathe, Kansas — On Saturday I looked back from my front porch, my walk having been cut short by a soft rain. As you can see, my grass and that of my neighbors is dormant from the drought. I live on a U-shaped street in a series of cu...