Families that gather for the holidays will invariably retell the tales they’ve told (and told) over the years. But even if you’ve heard that story before – or especially if you’ve heard that story before – pay attention. It’s telling you something bigger than the tale itself.Read More...
Religion and Faith
Across generations and different family traditions, the thoughtful production and consumption of the countryside’s harvest creates a tasty connection.
In tumultuous times, it helps to look back. Way back. The traditions of free expression and resistance to authority are part of the root stock of the American experience.
The real difference is the resilience that comes from generations of families committed to one place.
When we lift every voice and sing, discord and stubbornness fall by the wayside. Singing together may not change the world, but it might change you and your neighbors.
When the conversation gets heated and political tempers flare, it's time for a new approach: neighborliness. People who live in small communities have a head start, not because they are inherently friendlier than urban people, but because…