What the Rationalistic World Forgot. the stupor of rationality • stories, building intuition • alchemy, building process • religion, building wonder
In March of 2018, Simplicity and I bought three small former haying fields overrun with pine trees in southern New Hampshire, just outside a historic…
There are in this world certain lonely places: The mountaintop when a storm begins, a long drive under the obscurity of night, the unfinished attic of…
“Each one of us has, somewhere in his heart, the dream to make a living world, a universe.” —Christopher Alexander One must encourage some level of…
Dear friends, there is a tale, A little frog, after some adventures landward, came hopping back to the pond in great haste. “Oh my brothers,” the frog…
[subscribers only] Ask Me AnythingFeel free to ask about house design, New Hampshire, philosophy, parenting, or anything else you want to discuss. The painting is Rembrant, 1638,…
Dear friends, there is a tale: A monk took up residence in a forest hut to lead a quiet life of prayer. He rarely went hungry, for a hunter who lived…
The knowledge of a carpenter is in his hands. The apprentice must work with his own to discover it. Here is some terrible advice: “If you can't explain…
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