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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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…
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[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,…
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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…
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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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Once an austere philosopher left his home in search of the path to a sweeter life. He traveled through lands of great antiquity, and before long was…
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