In the Company of Friends

In the Company of Friends

In college, I heard an old Swiss-born professor (the inimitable Roger Nicole) once say that when you’re in your library – no matter how big or how small – you are “in the company of friends.” It struck me. I’ve been a hopeless bibliophile ever since. Will Durant put...
Why Events Help

Why Events Help

Since I’ve been a boy, my Dad has told me a thousand times: “Nothing is dynamic, until it is specific!” When I would talk about wanting to change the world, he’d tell me to start by making my bed. Now that I’m the dad, I’ve found...
On Dreaming and Doing

On Dreaming and Doing

One of my favorite quotes from Henry David Thoreau is about the connection between dreaming and doing. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost: that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Thoreau knew something about...
Sun and Moon Praise Him!

Sun and Moon Praise Him!

The October full moon is our favorite of them all! So glad we returned to the Homestead tonight, as the drive down Hilton Hill reminded us — even though there’s no electricity! But, it’s a good night to be without power. As the Psalmist wrote:...
How Happy Is The Farmer

How Happy Is The Farmer

Could not resist sharing this today! No matter the “field” we tend by God’s appointment, this is as true today as it was for some farmer in 1805! #HappyValentines to all, as you offer tender companionship and soft endearments to those you love, in...