The Right Place

The Right Place

While Ann and I were on our road trip to see and hear Wendell Berry, we were just outside of the Bloomington area when dusk settled over us and it got downright dark. I confessed to Ann right there in the car about how I’m afraid of driving after dark in the...
A Body and A Place

A Body and A Place

Recently, as I reread Wendell Berry’s novel, Hannah Coulter, I was transported once again to a place I feel like I know–though it exists only in the imagination of the writer. If you asked me to describe Port William, Kentucky, the fictional town not only...
Welcome to the Kitchen

Welcome to the Kitchen

Over on Seedlings in Stone, LL recently spoke of her blog as a living room where she invites people to come in, enjoy themselves, and enter into a conversation. She set some house rules, even invited us to bring our instruments for a little jam session, if it so...
Me Casa, Me Casa

Me Casa, Me Casa

In chapter two of The Suburban Christian, Al Hsu discusses home ownership as both a surburban ideal and the perpetuater of individualism. In other words, people who move to the suburbs are looking for a place of their own where they can do their own thing. It’s...