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My Àntonia at One Hundred

Willa Cather is the quintessential novelist of the American prairie.  That distinction comes to her first because she spent her formative years on the...

Why Patrick Deneen Failed

It's already an amazon dot hell best-seller in political theory.

And Then Came The Chickens—After the Bobcat: A Dispatch

Heaven favored me with three successive clement weekends.

Two Last Suppers and Ordinary Greatness: A Double Eulogy

What are the compensations on the downhill side of life?

Living These Relationships, Every Day

"Therefore, it is clear that the care of the household concerns human beings more than material property..." Aristotle, Politics "Here Aristotle infers that the chief aim...

Branding Disaster

Earlier this year, after the Charlie Hebdo shootings, I reflected on the conversations that may or may not ensue from the changing of a...

The End We Imagine

I recently had a chance to watch the film The Giver. Sometimes we get films early, sometimes late, sometimes at the same time as...

A Man’s Home Is His Castle

Hidden Springs Lane. After too long, I finally got around to watching The Castle (1997), a film recommended by FPR’s Jeff Polet. It’s a...

Now Let Us Raze Famous Men

He was looking at me with what appeared to be some degree of disbelief.

On Being a Worthy Heir of the Agrarian Contrarians

But, as Shakespeare wrote, we sometimes “by indirections find directions out.”