Good Links No.18

Small farms, owning stuff, and reading the bible like a poem.

Good Links No.18

What day is it again?

My daughter is 7 weeks old this week and we're also moving house, so I'll be brief. Good Links this month is mostly material I read before Lucy was born with some bonus reads I squeezed in between naps.

This month Good Links is unlocked for all subscribers to make up for my Lucy-shaped sabbatical and the lull in new posts. You can catch up on A New Day In The Neighbourhood ahead of fresh entries later this summer.

-Matt


Think you own stuff? Think again.

Most of what you think you own is really just a license to use someone else's stuff.

Think you own your stuff? Think again.
Everything from your fridge to your tractor can change without your permission.

Paul Kingsnorth and the Truer Path of Worship

I read a few novels during the pandemic year and was pleasantly surprised by Paul Kingsnorth first novel, The Wake. I've since read his second and can't wait to get my hands on the final entry in his loose trilogy.

Paul Kingsnorth and the Truer Path of Worship - Front Porch Republic
A short review cannot do justice to the range of reasons visitors to the Porch should read Kingsnorth’s three novels, so I’ll begin simply by saying: Read them. These are thought-provoking, challenging, and linguistically creative novels.
I'm looking for work where I can sing on the job.

Reading God's Word like a Poem, Not an Instruction Manual

Speaking of poetry, the Bible contains quite a bit. There's enough poetry in Scripture that we'd do well to read the whole book with a more poetic sensibility.

Reading God’s Word like a Poem, Not an Instruction Manual
The Bible teaches us, says Matthew Mullins, but its method of teaching always entails more than information and guidance.

This Quebecer is planting the seeds of a small-scale organic farming movement

It might be the three homegrown strawberries I just ate, but this sounds like a good idea.

This Quebecer is planting the seeds of a small-scale organic farming movement | CBC News
In his new magazine, Jean-Martin Fortier refers to the growth of this kind of farming as a movement that’s changing the world. And he’s inviting more people to join the revolution.

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