A very different image from London: Piero della Francesca’s Nativity has been restored and is back on view at the National Gallery:
What a family learns from caring for a vineyard and its surrounding land for thirty-one generations:
From whom have I learned about sustainability, nature and God?
Most of it, I learned from my parents, my grandparents and my in-laws, and they learned it from theirs: from the family. What is it that lasts, what resonates down through the years, of those who came before us? What did they teach us?
I want to share with you ten tenets of the ancestors for sustainable business, living, and prospering.
Blogging helps me think largely because of a simple bit of code: tagging. By tagging posts — and any post can have as many tags as I want to give it — I can build a network of connections among texts and ideas and images. It’s very gratifying! I’m thinking that maybe in this newsletter I can occasionally highlight certain tags so readers can browse through the related posts. One thing I like to do is juxtapose two quotations, sometimes because they reinforce one another and sometimes because they contrast. So here’s the tag called twoquotes. It’s one of my favorite tags, and among the posts so tagged, this is probably the one I like best.
John Donne: “In paradise, the fruits were ripe, the first minute, and in heaven it is alwaies Autumne, his mercies are ever in their maturity.” I’m just back from Laity Lodge (our sponsor) and am grateful for the mercies on offer there … and my sense that a new harvest of ideas and writings may be ripening.