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Health and Community

From Wendell Berry’s “Health is Membership”: I believe that health is wholeness . . . I am not “against technology” so much as I am for community.  When the choice is between the health of a community and technological innovation, … Continue reading

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Household Wisdom and More

A couple of months ago I shared the Q Ideas video presentation of Andy Crouch concerning his recent book, The Tech-Wise Family.  The folks at Q Ideas recently released a “backstage” segment where Crouch got to add to his talk. … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry and Why I Reread the Lord of the Rings

From Wendell Berry’s essay, “In Defense of Literacy”: . . . We must know a better language.  We must speak, and teach our children to speak, a language precise and articulate and lively enough to tell the truth about the … Continue reading

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Closer to the Tower

We’re just at a week until the release of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.  The movie clocks in at just over an hour-and-a-half, which is a little concerning to me until I remember that The Gunslinger, the first book in … Continue reading

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Are You Ready, Player One?

A couple of Decembers ago I found myself in the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport without a novel to read.  I left the terminal bookstore with a copy of Cline’s Ready Player One (and this after at least a year of hearing … Continue reading

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Every Day Committed

One of my favorite Wendell Berry quotes comes from his “Notes from an Absence and a Return,” which can be found in A Continuous Harmony.   The short journal recounts Berry’s thoughts and experiences of returning to his Kentucky farm … Continue reading

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When Life is Category over Character

Reading Wendell Berry in the 21st century is strange, mainly because much of what he wrote in the 1990s (and even the 1980s) is still relevant today.  I think it’s relevant, even if only as a reminder of the way … Continue reading

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