December 10, 2016

I am departing from my planned Part II post on Local Economies to Save the Land and People to get something down on paper that keeps rolling around in my gut.  I need to write about my fear.  I will come back to Mr. Berry's 12 suggestions for saving ourselves and our p...

December 4, 2016

"If we keep faithful to our land and our people, both together, never apart, then we will always find the right work to do, and our long, necessary, difficult, happy effort will continue."

WB from "Local Economies to Save the Land and People" in Our Only World

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December 1, 2016

I suspect that they don’t want to be the objects of such people’s charity. They want their dignity back. They want to be what they once were: workers, an independent source of economic value, ambivalently regarded by and even somewhat menacing to the upper class. As I...

November 23, 2016

The idea for this blog is something akin to those pectoral fly exercises that I sometimes do at the gym.  Lying on your back, you take two dumbbells, one in each hand.  Arcing the weights up simultaneously, you try to make them touch above your chest.  It's something l...

November 21, 2016

The election of 2016 is less than two weeks old and I fear we will be talking about it two, twelve and twenty years from now as the proverbial wrong turn tragically taken.  The moment is disorienting partially due to the appearance of a new question for many Americans...

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