The Water Dipper

Sympathy, Weeds, and Brutal Friends

“How Foreign Private Equity Hooked New England’s Fishing Industry.” Will Sennott has an in-depth report on the ways the local owners and fishermen in...

Journalism, Poetry, and Play

“A Way of Life Being Lost.” Ruth Conniff visits Henry County, KY to talk with Wendell Berry and Mary Berry about rural America, the...

Seeds, Reality, and Eucatastrophe

“Syria’s Seed Planters.” Plough’s Summer 2022 issue on “Hope in Apocalypse” has many essays on this important virtue. One of the most moving, I...

The Regime, Progress, and the Last Battle

I'll be taking the month of June off email and, for the most part, the Internet. FPR will continue publishing essays while I'm away--we...

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...