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The Joy of Sales Resistance clipping

Posted on January 26th, 2022

We live in a time when technologies and ideas (often the same thing) are adopted in response not to need but to advertising, salesmanship, and fashion. Salesmen and saleswomen now hover about us as persistently as angels, intent on "doing us good" according to instructions set forth by persons educated at great public expense in the arts of greed and prevarication. These salespeople are now with most of us, apparently, even in our dr...

Going Home with Wendell Berry clipping

Posted on January 10th, 2022

Going Home with Wendell BerryThe writer and farmer on local knowledge, embracing limits, and the exploitation of rural America. By Amanda PetrusichJuly 14, 2019Wendell Berry is the author of more than eighty books of poetry, fiction, and essays.Photograph by Guy MendesTwo and a half years ago, feeling existentially adrift about the future of the planet, I sent a letter to Wendell Berry, hoping he might have answers. Berry has publish...

Wendell Berry Goes to School clipping

Posted on November 1st, 2021

College campuses are now filled with students wondering whether the years they are spending away from home and the debt they are incurring in the process will ever be worth it, especially now that an expensive degree is far from a guarantee of future employment. Even their professors are not immune to doubts about the value of higher education. Jack Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro of Spring Arbor University are writing primarily to their fe...