Observing Limits to Re-enchant a Mute World: A Review of The...
Even Rosa the respectable sociologist entertains the possibility that if we relearned how to listen, the mountains might speak. Perhaps they too have their spirits, mute but waiting.
A Spacious Life
In an excerpt from her book The Spacious Life, Ashley Hales redefines limits as an expression of love and a doorway into rest.
Limits, Risk Aversion, and Technocracy
What about Lasch’s analysis of limits? I have in mind two contemporary cultural developments, the rise of technocracy and our extreme aversion to risk, that seem to challenge certain aspects of Lasch’s thinking.
Adapt or Die: Kunstler’s Guide to Living in the Long Emergency
James Howard Kunstler follows the first commandment handed down to all of us at birth: “Thou shalt not be dull.”
Between Port Royal and Patagonia
Being wealthy doesn’t make Chouinard a better representative of the values that he shares with Berry, but recognizing that Berry is not alone and that these values can be brought into the wider world, if imperfectly, makes their embrace of limits and simplicity more compelling and their approach to life seem more possible for others.
A Selfish Prayer for Basketball and Cottonelle
I’m inclined to believe that both the species and individuals, that both mankind in general and you and I in particular, benefit from the occasional reality check..
Heaven Hath Limits
The Prior of the Upstate New York Abbey where I work often describes his cloistered life by using the phrase “living within a sonnet.”...
The Localist Theory of Charles Marohn’s Wonderfully Practical Strong Towns
This past weekend, I took a group of students up to the annual Prairie Festival at The Land Institute in Salina, KS. I...
Climate Change, Dirty Hands, and the Grace (and Hope) of Limits
Paul Schrader, the famed screenwriter and director, does not make subtle films. His latest movie, First Reformed--the story of a depressed, emotionally exhausted, and...
And Beauty for All
By seeking to protect and restore natural beauty, create lovely urban design, bring art into our communities and support local sustainable agriculture and healthy fish and wildlife populations, we can also build community and reduce polarization.