Dear friends, there is a tale, Long ago there lived a king who had two sons. Both children were overindulgent in spending and habits, and the king was…
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Heating and Cooling and Airflow Ensuring your house works well with the natural world is one of the most crucial parts of designing a home. Like I wrote…
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Designing a New Old Home series, Table of Contents Beginnings — Why an “old” home, and how we came to buy land Curiosity — Advice on starting Research…
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Designing a New Old Home series, Table of Contents Beginnings — Why an “old” home, and how we came to buy land Curiosity — Advice on starting Research…
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[subscribers only] Ask Me AnythingAnd I thoroughly understand that the god is this way: To the wise, always a poser of riddles in divine speech, but to the foolish a teacher of l…
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Not knowing what one is doing is no prohibition on doing it. We all grope ahead. — Anne Carson
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Words softly tread upon our minds, making their marks. How then can we better give attention to language?
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This is the second part of this series, and where our advice begins. Part one contains some story of our home’s beginning and thoughts about new/old…
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Or, The Substack Builds a Barn
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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…
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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…
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“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…
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