Category Archives: Small is Beautiful

Miscellany

Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, deathworks, Fasting, Food, Playful, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Sport, Technology

Book Report 2019

My best reads this year, with excerpts from the last. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, lifeworks, Miscellany, Small is Beautiful, Transvaluation of Values

Adult fiction

How Wendell Berry handles a steamy sex scene. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, lifeworks, Literature, Small is Beautiful | Tagged

Blue-Collar Lifeworks

Keep Craft Alive SkillsUSA H/T Kevin D. Williamson (possible paywall). See also Matthew Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft. That is all. * * * * * You can read most of my more impromptu stuff at here. It should work … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Built Environment and Infrastructure, Distributism, Education, Globalization, lifeworks, populism, Small is Beautiful, subsidiarity, Thrown down gauntlet

Life goes on — and maybe gets better

I have been enjoying Jake Meador and the other young folks who write for Mere Orthodoxy for several years now, as it accelerates its publishing pace and the breadth of its author pool. I can’t say for sure I’ve encountered … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, Corporatism, Distributism, Economia, Gaying away the Pray, History, lifeworks, Pinch of Incense, progressivism, Sexualia, Small is Beautiful, Transvaluation of Values, woke capital | Tagged

How Conservatives are deviant

How Conservatives are deviant and other cantakerous push-back. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, conservatism, Corporatism, Economia, Globalization, liberalism, Rhetorical fallacies, Science, Small is Beautiful | Tagged

Reconsidering

Young people are showing a strange attraction to socialism, as are many Christians who might have been expected to sustain [Michael] Novak’s philosophy of virtuous capitalism. The U.S. lacks leaders who combine prudence and moral vision. (Robert A. Sirico, What … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Corporatism, Distributism, Economia, Small is Beautiful

Urban dreams

New Urbanism has had its share of critics. Some … have criticized New Urbanism because many new developments built along its principles occupy higher price points in the real estate market. They tend to be exclusive and unaffordable. The high prices, … Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, Economia, eulogy, Intrigued, Small is Beautiful | 2 Comments

Resilience

“Maybe I should publish my longer muses individually,” I said to myself. Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Economia, Education, Evangelicalism, Literature, Political Matters, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Uncategorized

Thursday, 8/24/17

If there’s a theme, it might be “resources for course correction.” Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, conservatism, Heckler's Veto, Humor, Journalism, Political Matters, Rights Talk, Small is Beautiful, Speech & Press, Sundry flakes, Technology