vol. 8, num. 14 :: 2009.07.02 — 2009.07.16
Sometimes it’s a seller’s market, and then other times it’s a buyer’s market. And in all times there’s an urge to purchase property, to invest in a plot of land for both practical and symbolic reasons. What’s good and not-so-good about ownership?
Warning: asking long-time neighbors about family history might surprise you.
A musical tour of sentiments about ownership.
On the complexity of simplicity and giving up the closet.
A reflection on the complicated consideration of where to live.
Tracing a family's history and values through home spaces.
On reinforcing a sense of identity through loss.
Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about home, land and ownership.
A family finds a perfect home in a "changing" neighborhood.
Creating a home that is right respite for yourself and others.
Building your own home can be a rewarding adventure when you apply your values.
A surprisingly entertaining account in layman’s terms of how the U.S. got itself into the current housing crisis.
My own experience has shown me that it is possible to live in and attentively study the same small place decade after decade, and find that it ceaselessly evades and exceeds comprehension. There is nothing that it can be reduced to, because “it” is always, and not predictably, changing. It is never the same two days running, and the better one pays attention the more aware one becomes of these differences. Living and working in the place day by day, one is continuously revising one’s knowledge of it, continuously being surprised by it and in error about it. And even if the place stayed the same, one would be getting older and growing in memory and experience, and would need for that reason alone to work from revision to revision. One knows one’s place, that is to say, only within limits, and the limits are in one’s mind, not in the place. This is a description of life in time in the world. A place, apart form our now always possible destruction of it, is inexhaustible. It cannot be altogether known, seen, understood, or appreciated.
Life is a Miracle
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