Tag Archives: farming

Oh, That We Might See Some Good

Sometimes, a theme for a particular Sabbath comes through the unobtrusive combination of many elements, that although uncoordinated by the people involved shows a certain coherence that draws attention. Indeed, this combination of independent but simultaneously interrelated decisions to focus … Continue reading

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The Quest For Alfalfa Sprouts

It ought to come as no surprise that my life is full of a lot of odd quests [1].  I am serving as a host of sorts for a dinner club, and chose the theme of food with a story … Continue reading

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Book Review: Electricity For The Farm

Electricity For The Farm, by Frederick Irving Anderson From time to time I write about farming [1], although admittedly not many books are released about the subject to wide audiences these days given the small number of American farmers.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Bloom Where You’re Planted, by Mary Rodman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In most cases, giving a book the title Bloom Where You’re Planted would come off … Continue reading

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Good Seeds

Although I have long wanted to distance myself as much as possible from farming, I have equally found it impossible to entirely neglect the insights that can be gained from having one’s attention placed on matters of farming.  If I … Continue reading

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The Calf Who Didn’t Want To Be Born

After arriving to services early enough to fellowship with the brethren before they began in a charming hotel a little more than a mile from my own hostel, I was given a duty that I had not planned to undertake … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Robinson Method Of Breeding Squabs

The Robinson Method Of Breeding Squabs:  A Full Account Of The New Methods And Secrets Of The Most Successful Handler Of Pigeons In America, by Elmer Rice There is something immensely pleasurable about reading a short and immensely practical book … Continue reading

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An Abundant Life

A few days ago, I read two books [1] that gave drastically different answers as to what it meant to live an abundant life.  On the one hand we have the prosperity gospel, touted by people who wish to promote … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Empire Of Cotton

Empire Of Cotton:  A Global History, by Sven Beckert There are a host of contradictions inherent in this particular lengthy book (in the audiobook version it covers 17 discs of more than an hour in length, requiring intestinal fortitude that … Continue reading

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A Capital Heritage

In my car to and from work, I happen to be listening to an audiobook on culinary history.  The author is a wealthy and well-educated woman who lives in the New York City area and who worked in the past … Continue reading

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