The Long-Legged House – Essays by Wendell Berry


First published in 1969 and out of print for more than twenty-five years, The Long-Legged House was award-winner Wendell Berry’s first collection of essays, the inaugural work introducing many of the central issues that have occupied him over the course of his career. Three essays at the heart of this volume—“The Rise,” “The Long-Legged House,” … Continue reading The Long-Legged House – Essays by Wendell Berry

The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry


The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry gathers one hundred poems written between 1957 and 1996. Chosen by the author, these pieces have been selected from each of nine previously published collections. The rich work in this volume reflects the development of Berry’s poetic sensibility over four decades. Focusing on themes that have occupied his work … Continue reading The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food


            Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food by Wendell Berry and Michael Pollan Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry’s caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Long before Whole Foods organic produce … Continue reading Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food

What Are People For? Essays by Wendell Berry


In the twenty-two essays collected here, Wendell Berry, whom "The Christian Science Monitor "called ""the "prophetic American voice of our day," conveys a deep concern for the American economic system and the gluttonous American consumer. Berry talks to the reader as one would talk to a next-door neighbor: never preachy, he comes across as someone … Continue reading What Are People For? Essays by Wendell Berry

The Man Who Planted Trees


The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)   Canada, 30 min Directed by: Frédéric Back Written by: Jean Giono (story), Jean Roberts (translator) Starring: Philippe Noiret (voice) (French-language version) ; Christopher Plummer (voice) (English-language version)   Frédéric Back’s animated classic is quite simply beautiful in every conceivable way. Over the course of thirty minutes it manages to … Continue reading The Man Who Planted Trees

Better than Evernote?


I am Looking for a text or notetaking app Being a bit of a nerd, I am always looking for open-source alternatives to proprietary software, browsers, programs or apps when I need them. Today, to assist me with writing, I am looking for a free and open source alternative to Evernote. Evernote is the standard … Continue reading Better than Evernote?

depression, grief, meaning of death, culture


  I asked Andrew Durham if he would read and comment on the following extract of an interview by Ian Mackenzie with Stephen Jenkinson. source: Ian Mackenzie I felt that I would be returning again and again to read this, to mull over, as Ian suggests. As I read, I am almost whooping with delight.  … Continue reading depression, grief, meaning of death, culture