Archive for October 2014

Gestures: A Meeting of Body and Soul

“Imitations practiced from youth become part of nature and settle into habits of gesture, voice, and thought.” Plato, Republic III Plato showed great concern about how people move and use their bodies. Bodily gestures have significance; and...

Social Media Request

Most of us who post here are, to say the least, neither conversant with nor adept at social media. I discovered this summer, however, in conversation with some very smart “younger” people who liked FPR, that they access our cont...

Patriotism in Little

Louisville, Kentucky.  One of the things I found on moving home to Kentucky 22 years ago is that our love of country is a very little and very local thing. Our love for our large country as a whole is an extrapolated, sympathetic extension ...

Localist Roundup: Book Deserts

This article bemoans the farm subsidiary structure in the US and wishes for more diversity in agriculture. Meanwhile, this piece notes that the oft-mentioned millennial generation is continuing the trend of urbanization in the US. Finally, ...

The Inconstant Gardners

Those whom fortune has favored so bountifully as to place them within spitting distance of Batavia, New York, this Saturday, October 25, at 8 pm, are invited to drop by the Pok-a-Dot diner for our 18th annual “Batavia Reads Gardner...

Smitten With The Mitten: Beer in SW Michigan

Holland, MI Most “beer ranking lists” have Michigan somewhere in the top 5 of best beer states. I don’t need a list to tell me that I already know Michigan has an embarrassment of riches on this score, and it matters not to me whether it’s ...

Monday Morning Roundtable

Starting this coming Monday (October 27) readers will be invited to sit-in on our “Monday Morning Roundtable.” We’re still working on the name – The Jester suggested “The Brass Spittoon.” Every Monday we ...