Narrating Sickness, Land, and Hope
To whatever extent I imposed a narrative on experience, it was only because experience first imposed it upon me.
From Endoscopy to Colonoscopy: One Man’s Strange and Confounding Journey Through...
Beneath these critiques of the American medical system and the biological mysteries of the human body throbs a more existential question: How does one deal with suffering? These are some of the most moving parts of Douthat’s book. He finds himself literally prostrate before the altar seeking some meaning in his suffering.
A Farmer Who Walks the Talk
Human stories, centered around human persons in pursuit of wisdom, are the roots from which communities grow. We can be sure, by the sweat on the brows of each person in the McGinley family, that this connection between the land and community is no mere metaphor.
Diet, meet Butter
What did Grandma really eat?
On the banks of a river, but can't get a drink.
The Advantages of Dying Young
The listlessness of modern death is that you might not even get a chance to show courage before you forget who you are.
Kearneysville, WV. Tis the season to be jolly. And the jolliest fellow of all is that rotund elf in the red suit. He’s...
Swine Flu’s Real Exposure
Claremont, CA. The most haunting, awful scenes in Thucydides’s history of the Pelopponesian war are those describing the Athenian plague. The plague emerged in the...