Acorns are Our Wealth

Acorns are Our Wealth

“Nowadays for many peoples acorns are their wealth, even in peacetime. Furthermore, when corn is scarce, acorns are dried and ground into flour.” Pliny the Elder, Natural History There is something about the super-abundance of acorns. It makes you want to laugh out...
The Fall of Leaves

The Fall of Leaves

“Whatever permanent, uneasy question is native to men comes forward most insistent and most loud at the fall of leaves. … It is no wonder, then, that at this peculiar time…the desires which if they do not prove at least demand–perhaps...
The Death of a Tree

The Death of a Tree

I have never thought much about the death of trees. Until today. I have thought about the death of farm animals, since I kill with my own hands the pigs that I’ve raised, with my own hands. I have often wished they could supply us with the food that nourishes and...

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