vol. 13, num. 15 :: 2014.07.25 — 2014.09.04
Take an object of negligible value and attach a great-great-grandparent to it and you have an article of infinite value -- in some cases. On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.
On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.
Forget grandma’s brooch -- what do you do when you inherit a 27,000 square foot building?
Remembering grandma, and basic truths about our humanity.
More than just china handed down through the generations.
Horseshoes, house shoes and households, lost and found.
Could filling a roll-off be considered a spiritual discipline?
Pondering a summer fruit in the middle of winter.
An uneasy legacy tied together with the thread of a shared name.
Jennifer Strange writes about the unfolding of family culture.
Adam Beckman attempts to sort out the mystery of a house he and his friends broke into in the 1970s.
As we eat and drink and breathe we visibly demonstrate, even if we do not always honor, our attachments to and dependence on the land. If we take care of the land and preserve the integrity of the soil base and watershed, we will at the same time insure the life contexts that are indispensable for cultural flourishing. If nothing else, we will at least demonstrate that we believe the future of our grandchildren is worth protecting.
“Why Agrarianism Matters – Even to Urbanites” in The Essential Agrarian Reader
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