Bacon From Acorns A Philosophy of Household Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:30:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bacon From Acorns 32 32 Appreciating Onions Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:30:50 +0000 “And I especially commend you for eating onions; they contain all health; they induce sleep; they may be called the apples of content, or again, the companion fruits of mankind.” Hilaire Belloc, “The Onion Eater” in The Hills and the Sea Eating is often an occasion for reflecting on deeper matters. One of the literally […]]]> 8 In a Hurry without Good Reason Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:39:23 +0000 Further, a slow step is thought proper to the magnanimous man… for the man who takes few things seriously is not likely to be hurried… Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics As is often the case, these words of Aristotle must be carefully considered. “The man who takes few things seriously” can sound like a man who doesn’t […]]]> 11 On Retreat, with Gratitude Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:35:12 +0000 I am finishing a retreat, for which I am very grateful. With apologies, no Wednesday Quote this week. May we all find the silence our inner selves crave. Both in special times set apart; and in our every day. With best wishes, until next week.]]> 1 Listening to the Elderly Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:52:21 +0000 “Therefore we ought to attend to the undemonstrated sayings and opinions of experienced and older people or of people of practical wisdom not less than to demonstrations; for because experience has given them an eye, they see aright.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics There are many reasons to treasure the elderly. Likewise there are many reasons for […]]]> 4 Becoming a Better Lover Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:42:48 +0000 “‘Try to pay attention to me,’ she said, ‘as best you can. You see, the man who has been thus far educated in matters of Love, who has beheld beautiful things in the right order and correctly, is coming now to the goal of Loving: all of a sudden he will catch sight of something […]]]> 2 The Key of Peace Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:39:12 +0000 “Peace is the tranquility of order.” St. Augustine, The City of God There are few words that exercise such a power over our hearts, and our imagination. A few years ago I was giving a lecture at a division-one university, introducing students to some basic points in medieval metaphysics—something to which they had not been […]]]> 11