Even in the time we've lived here, Ireland has become a very different country, but a few families here still maintain old habits; to sing old or play cards in the evenings rather than watch television, fish or garden rather than take out fast food, and take a cart to the next town rather than an auto.
Mother Earth News has just published my piece on forging your own machete. Check it out.
The great online magazine Front Porch Republic, which features writings
from people like Wendell Berry, Patrick Deneen and Bill Kaufmann, has
just published my piece on reading the Ancient Greeks. It's an adapted
and expanded version of my recent blog post about reading with The Girl
-- check it out.