Bacon From Acorns A Philosophy of Household Wed, 22 May 2019 11:47:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bacon From Acorns 32 32 Delight Among the Oak Leaves Wed, 22 May 2019 11:47:08 +0000 “When the cuckoo’s song is first heard among the oak leaves to the delight of mortals throughout the wide earth.” Hesiod, Works and Days VIDEO FOLLOWED BY DISTINCT REFLECTION What brings delight to people, or not, can show much about those people. Here Hesiod writes of what in his experience brings delight to people throughout […]]]> 2 In Praise of Spring Cleaning Wed, 15 May 2019 10:56:17 +0000 “Let’s decide on the appropriate place for everything…. This will enable us to know which of our belongings are safe and sound, and which are not, because the place itself will cry out for anything that’s not there; our eyes will spot anything that needs attention; and knowing where each thing is will make it […]]]> 6 A Letter to a New Grandchild Wed, 08 May 2019 10:55:11 +0000 “Perfect love sometimes doesn’t come until the first grandchild.” Welsh Proverb Dear David, I am your Mommy’s father. She calls me Daddy, and I hope that you will call me Granddaddy. It is hard to know where to begin in what I’d like to say to you. This past Saturday, the day you came out […]]]> 20 Planting Radishes: A Place to Begin Wed, 01 May 2019 11:43:33 +0000 “Agriculture isn’t like other skills, where the pupil has to spend an exhausting amount of time at his lessons before his work is of a high enough quality to earn him a living. No, agriculture isn’t awkward to learn like that: all you need is to watch people working at some aspects of it, and […]]]> 5 Remembering Spring Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:56:53 +0000 “Remember the time has come to plow again.” Hesiod, Works and Days Spring. It’s power never wanes. Once again we experience ourselves, especially in our bodies, as part of some great whole. Things are moving; and we are moved—though we might not know by what or to what end. It can be scary, even humiliating. […]]]> 0 What Fire Cannot Destroy Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:24:48 +0000 “Those bygone workmen did not serve, they worked. They had an absolute honor, which is honor proper. … A tradition coming, springing from deep within the [French] race, a history, an absolute, an honor, demanded that this chair rung be well made. Every part of the chair which could not be seen was just as […]]]> 6