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Posts in category “A Sense of Place”

Birthday In Paris

Spending my 51st with my favorite person in my favorite city

Posted February 14th, 2018

Wendell Berry & The Benedict Option

Thesis: in a time of global agriculture, small family farms are like Dark Ages monasteries

Posted February 7th, 2018

The Walker Percy Option

A way of living in modernity for bad Catholics and fellow travelers

Posted February 7th, 2018

What Makes A Sh*thole, Anyway?

A reader parses the various threads in the controversy

Posted February 1st, 2018

French Catholic Agrarianism

French family farming is in crisis. A movement of Catholic farmers is trying to help

Posted January 31st, 2018

View From Your Table

Paris, France

Posted January 27th, 2018

Reader: ‘Senegal Is Not A Sh*thole’

Peace Corps volunteer says disillusioned PCV unfairly trashed country

Posted January 26th, 2018

Sh*tholes: It’s So Complicated

Two more stories from people who live among and/or serve the poor

Posted January 25th, 2018

His Unhappy Life In A Sh*thole

‘How can we ever form an actual community based on trust and mutual obligations? We can’t’

Posted January 25th, 2018

The Complicated ‘Sh*thole’ Debate

The poor moved into his neighborhood. Then came cops, crime, and decline

Posted January 24th, 2018

My Life In A ‘Sh*thole’

Reader: My family chooses to live in a poor part of the city — and we are blessed by it

Posted January 23rd, 2018

It’s Not Race, It’s Culture

The poor urban masses of Turkey aren’t the same as the poor urban masses of West Africa

Posted January 22nd, 2018

Patrick & His Family: An Opioid Story

How heroin and Fentanyl addiction have torn through one American family

Posted January 22nd, 2018

Celebrating American Diversity

Guess who was shopping at Whole Foods today?

Posted January 20th, 2018

Au Revoir, M. Bocuse

A remembrance of the greatest chef in France, who died today

Posted January 20th, 2018

Of Sh*tholes And Second Thoughts

A former Peace Corps volunteer says based on her experience, Trump was right

Posted January 19th, 2018

Buckskin Bill, RIP

Beloved children’s entertainer passes away

Posted January 11th, 2018