The Water Dipper

Fiction, Insects, and Baseball

“The Colorado River is in Crisis, And It’s Getting Worse Every Day.” In a beautifully produced, well-illustrated essay, Karin Brulliard journeys down the Colorado...

The End of the World, Pawpaws, and Local Journalism

“Not That Brothers K.” Ken Sundet Jones praises David James Duncan’s brilliant novel on the thirtieth anniversary of its publication: “It’s about American angst,...

Christian Anarchism, Sigrid Undset, and Third Places

“Introduction to Christian Anarchism Summer 2022 Seminar.” Laurie Johnson is offering an online seminar exploring the tradition of Christian anarchism: “The five sessions will...

Work, Time, and Seeds

“Christopher Beha Left the Catholic Church and then Came Back. Now He’s Writing a Book about Why..” Mary Grace Mangano talks with Chris Beha...

Local Food, Hope, and Death

“Spring 2022.” The Berry Center’s spring newsletter has several good pieces, including Wendell Berry’s note of gratitude for the continued practice of local subsistence,...

Repair, Homeschooling, and Ownership

“Repair and Remain.” Kurt Armstrong shares some wisdom about fidelity that he’s picked up along a winding life: “for twelve years now I’ve had...

Predictions, Literature, and Baseball

“Will Technology Enhance or Deplete Relationships?” Matthew Loftus draws lessons on electronic medical records and our broader use of technology from What is Not...

Disinformation, Friendship, and Beauty

“The Death Spiral of an American Family.” Eli Saslow profiles a family in Detroit who are at loose ends after the death of their...

Public Writing, Fences, and Neighbors

“Democrats are Kicking Rural America to the Curb. Again.” Art Cullen gives Democrats a tongue-lashing for their plans to change the primary schedule and...

Scruton, Globalization, and Concentric Roots

“Scruton Makes His Case.” John G. Grove reviews a new collection of Scruton’s essays and finds that they display his optimistic “pessimism paradoxically leads...