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An Invitation to Caleb’s Porch

Those of us who have been around Front Porch republican for a while will remember the trenchant, funny and (in my opinion) only occasionally...

Baseball, Liberty Hyde Bailey, and more

“Quit Trying to ‘Fix’ Baseball: Its Leisurely Pace Is Just What Our Society Needs.” Gregory Hillis tells Rob Manfred (and the rest of us)...

Convenience, Digitized Childhood, Hunters, and more

“Make Communities Great Again.” James Bruce argues the federal government should adopt policies that would strengthen local communities. “The Tyranny of Convenience.” Tim Wu writes...

Tanya Berry, Bitcoin, Technology, and more

“Staying Human: The Tech Issue.” Plough Quarterly has a new issue on technology with several thoughtful essays. My favorite is Susannah Black’s profile of...

Digital Commons, Stinkbugs, Nationalism, and More

Wendell Berry writes in defense of the University Press of Kentucky: "If it should happen, this destruction would amount to an act of censorship,...

Wendell Berry Interview, Life after Liberalism, and More

“The Agrarian Life with Wendell Berry.” Bryan Wood and Mike Kline from Back to the Roots Podcast conduct a long interview with Wendell Berry....

Good News and Bad News

As always, the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. On the good side of the ledger, the facts seem incontrovertible: more and more people...

Loneliness, Rural College Students, and More

It's been a busy first week on the remodeled porch, and we have an excellent lineup of new essays coming next week. For now,...

Technological Failures, New Localism, and More

Each week, I’ll try to post links to recent essays and stories that might interest Porchers. If you have additional essays to recommend, please...

New Book on Wendell Berry and Higher Ed

Front Porchers Jeff Bilbro and Jack Baker---the two JBs of Spring Arbor University---have just brought out Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of...