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Montaigne in Barn Boots

Since I have enjoyed the essays of both Montaigne and Michael Perry in the past (like the one I called his “armchair farming book,” Coop… 1,113 more words

"...A meal like this makes you want to live forever, if only for the scent of warm pesto in January."

“The pesto and angel hair are warm in the bowl on my lap, the fragrances of olive oil and basil blending the exotic and familiar, equal parts sunny Tuscan hillside and hometown dirt. 24 more words


...as soothing as a large man with a gun can be.

Michael Perry writes about where the rubber of everyday life meets the road in rural Wisconsin. This book is hung on a framework of visits to a neighbor down the road, a guy named Tom, married to Arlene, coming up on his sixtieth wedding anniversary. 651 more words


Greenfingers Charity

We all know gardening is good for us. Whether it’s the exercise, eating fresh produce or just being closer to nature, horticulture offers so many rewards.  399 more words


It's the little things

My new favourite author, Michael Perry*, has a theory about making it as a writer. It is, he says, like shovelling horse manure. If you keep at it long enough, sooner or later you’ll have a pile so big that people can’t ignore it any more. 238 more words