The Call of Spring

The Call of Spring

“Nor would the stress Of life be bearable for tender things Did not so long a respite come between The cold and heat, and heaven’s indulgence grant This comfort to the world.” Virgil, Georgics “Remember the time has come to plow again.” Hesiod, Works and Days Isn’t it...
Planting Now for Later

Planting Now for Later

“He who postpones wrestles with ruin.” Hesiod, Works and Days One of the profound aspects of our relationship with the earth, and with one another, is timing. There are natural rhythms, to which we need to learn to conform ourselves. Isn’t one of the...
She Thought He Was a Gardener

She Thought He Was a Gardener

“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him…” John 20:15 This really struck me this Easter. According to the account of John, when Mary Magdalene turned away from the angels in the tomb, she saw...
Gardening and Millennials: My Article

Gardening and Millennials: My Article

Today The Catholic Gentleman posted my article “Gardening as Medicine for Millennials, and the Rest of Us,” as the last installment of my series Why Everyone Should Garden. The article is HERE. John CuddebackHusband, father, and professor of Philosophy....
When Your Chickens Eat Your Potatoes

When Your Chickens Eat Your Potatoes

“Aegis-bearing Zeus has a design for each occasion, and mortals find this hard to comprehend.” Hesiod, Works and Days Last Saturday I was just able to finish planting my potatoes before dark. It was so satisfying. While my father and I always planted potatoes by...

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