vol. 13, num. 11 :: 2014.05.30 — 2014.06.12
From the latest trend in crafting to the great cathedrals, from hobbies to professional skills—making things with our hands from the stuff of earth is an impulse we humans can’t ignore. Stories of learning to appreciate our own handiwork and that of others.
Washing dishes, putting in a fence, gardening, writing, playing music: a common thread.
Considering created things and the names of those who made them.
On making quilts as gifts for children.
Revisiting the family heirlooms for identity and insight.
Lessons learned from the art of making beer.
A tradition of boating finds its current home in longing.
A family tradition of "making things" leads to a very rewarding waste of time.
A practical guide for creating a useful craft from days of old.
Katie Noah Gibson writes about why she takes the time to repair her clothes.
Tom Sturch leaps off a well-crafted poem to start a conversation.
Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home
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