Region & Place

The Church Localversal Part 4: Oz

WizardofOz March 3, 2015
The water doesn't give a damn what you think.
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The Church Localversal, Part 3

CathedralOfThePines February 24, 2015
Brokenness is a traveling condition.
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History as Manifesto

February 23, 2015
Dillon, MT Having a personal and professional interest in what people think history is for, I read The History Manifesto with great interest. Jo Guldi (Brown) and David Armitage (Harvard) are having a “think big” moment about History, in an…
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On Dying Where You’re Planted: The Rooted Pastor

February 20, 2015
Manchester, CT I am grudgingly accepting that you don’t choose the place; the place chooses you. I’ve moved around a lot during my time on the planet, first as luggage, then as the guy with the luggage. But I’ve been sitting…
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The Church Localversal, Part 2

Old Country Church February 18, 2015
Injury is a means of measurement.
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The Church Localversal, Part I

Chesterton February 11, 2015
Well, duh!
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Local Wonderings in Wichita

January 20, 2015
[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Wichita, KS, is the home to a wonderful bookstore, Eighth Day Books. (Which isn’t my favorite bookstore in Wichita, but that’s partly because my wife works at its primary rival.) One of the main reasons…
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Praying in the Streets: Ritual as an Urban Design Problem

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“[T]he city as World icon is being destroyed, not by being secularized (it was always secular at base with some sacral potencies shooting through it from every angle) but by being radically profaned. The city has become the playground not…
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Skillet Penne-Sausage And The New Year’s Dissolution

New Year December 31, 2014
My own concentration has been tested by an even greater distraction.
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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2014
Holland MI Today, Christians will celebrate the birth of Christ. Commenters on these pages have in the past noted some tensions between the Porch’s localist themes and the universalist themes of Christianity; between our sense of place and a strain…
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When Nothing But A Local Newspaper Will Do

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Recently the city council in my hometown decided we desperately needed a courthouse. Mind you, my hometown is not the state capital. It’s not even the county seat. Florissant is a mid-size working class suburb north of St. Louis with a somewhat steady…
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The Monday Morning Brass Spittoon: Roundtable on Immigration

December 1, 2014
Our panel discusses immigration policy from a localist perspective.
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Blind Auto-Repair and Breathing in a Small Town as Things Get Worse: A Dispatch

Spark plug November 26, 2014
Not one to mince words, she cuts to the chase.
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The Bombadil Option

November 13, 2014
Manchester, CT “Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow. None has ever caught him yet, for Tom, he is the master: His songs are stronger songs, and his feet are
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Oneself as Another in the Controlled Burn: A Dispatch

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Low flames and smoke and visions of the eschaton.
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The Monday Morning Brass Spittoon: Roundtable on the Elections

November 3, 2014
While most of our writers are self-described conservatives, FPR has been, for the most part, a non-partisan enterprise. This is in no small part due to our shared conviction that there is something seriously broken in our political system, a…
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