Looking at the world from my small rural acres in the Blue Ridge.

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Public Events, Private Values: Some Observations

Public Events, Private Values: Some Observations

It is the annual autumn season of fairs and festivals. When I visit such events I notice a continuing set of issues that trouble me; issues that concern not only the event venders but should concern visitors as well. My concerns touch on the intersection […]

Taking care of ourselves and each other: Self-reliance, sustainibility, and Andrew Zolli

Taking care of ourselves and each other: Self-reliance, sustainibility, and Andrew Zolli

  Around about Thanksgiving is pretty much when I close up the summer and early fall making/doing/storing food bustle. I’m getting ready to hunker down; you’d think I was a squirrel. South Dakota winters have a way of sticking in memory even all these 29 […]

Response to Newt Gingrich about ‘poor kids’

Response to Newt Gingrich about ‘poor kids’

My response to the deeply flawed conclusions of Newt Gingrich about ‘poor kids’ is this: Kids cleaning classrooms is wrong if it’s only poor kids doing the cleaning. What follows, for what it’s worth, is a concept I began thinking about almost a decade and […]