Tag: home

Oneself as Another in the Controlled Burn: A Dispatch

Low flames and smoke and visions of the eschaton.

A Little Home Cooking

Richmond, VA I do not think it outrageous, every now and then, to despair for the future of cooking in this country. Not all the...

Something’s Fishy–But Not Very–At Dinnertime

Ingham County, MI As darkness falls upon what a friend of mine charitably calls “Jack-Ass Acres,” and as the promise of rain comes with the...

Four Words to Change the World

Situate the preference where it is, not where it isn’t.

A Man’s Home Is His Castle

Hidden Springs Lane. After too long, I finally got around to watching The Castle (1997), a film recommended by FPR’s Jeff Polet. It’s a...

Auld Lame Side

This is what we all need now: a deep belly-laugh.

Longing for Home Over Glory: An Artful Interpretation of the Epic...

Dramatic paths to glory are viewed with skepticism in our modern democratic age. As Tocqueville suggests, “amongst democratic nations ambition is ardent and continual,...

The Night of Susurrant Voices

God didn't put twelve months on the calendar so we could work them all.

Now Let Us Raze Famous Men

He was looking at me with what appeared to be some degree of disbelief.

On Being a Worthy Heir of the Agrarian Contrarians

But, as Shakespeare wrote, we sometimes “by indirections find directions out.”