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One of my favorite writers is the late, 20th century philosopher and Episcopalian priest Alan Watts. I ran across this passage a few days ago while reading his book “Out of your Mind.” “Have you ever really looked at a seashell? There’s not an aesthetic fault in it anywhere-it’s absolutely perfect. Now, do you think […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about an old, Russian allegory. Perhaps you’ve heard it, or something similar. A poor farmer, his wife and teenage son lived on the frigid, barren steppe near Siberia. One day, their prize stallion broke free and disappeared into the forest. All the neighbors said: “What great misfortune.” To which the […]
As I write this, the results of the election are still unknown. Which means most Americans are experiencing some level of anxiety. And if you’re the kind of person who loves to sit in front of Fox News or MSNBC or CNN, absorbing their collective stream of fear-mongering bullshit, it’s likely your anxiety is off […]
Those of us who toil in the fields of the American farm have been the backbone of this country since its founding. Unlike my fellow agri-millionaires, I came to farming recently. What some cynics might call an accident, I call divine providence as the horse corn we fed our backyard squirrels found its way into […]