How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Busting Chops

When you and I met, the meeting was over very shortly; it was nothing. Now it is growing something as we remember it. But we still know very little about it. What it will be when I remember it as I lie down to die, what it makes in me all my days till thenContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Busting Chops”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Visiting Normal

Oddities only strike ordinary people. Oddities do not strike odd people. This is why ordinary people have a much more exciting time, while odd people are always complaining of the dullness of life. G. K. Chesterton ~ Orthodoxy When sixty-odd hippies try to live like the first century Christians in a commune in Fresno, thereContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Visiting Normal”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Humoring Life

I hope I never ridicule what is wise and good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can. Jane Austen ~ Pride and Prejudice Face was called “The Face” by his closest friends Johnnie and the Worm. Small wonder! His face was remarkably beautiful.Continue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Humoring Life”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Living with the Face

Yosemite Story ~ Part III American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in the butlers. W. Somerset Maugham ~ The Razor’s Edge Freedom! As a married woman, I was no longer under the dictates of anyone but my husband. Face was the only one whoContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Living with the Face”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Riding the Subtle Shuttle

Yosemite Story ~ Part II Karass: A group of people linked in a cosmically significant manner. Duprass: A karass that consists of only two people, usually married. Wampeter: The central theme or purpose of a karass. “Bokononisms” by Kurt Vonnegut ~ Cat’s Cradle The most efficient way to travel in Yosemite Valley is by bikeContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Riding the Subtle Shuttle”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Embracing the Hedgehog

In this fateful hour, all Heaven with its power, I place between myself and the powers of darkness. Madeleine L’Engle ~ A Swiftly Tilting Planet One of my favorite things about the commune was the music. We had in our company several talented singers, songwriters, and musicians who created wonderful music. How beautiful upon theContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Embracing the Hedgehog”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Telling Stories

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Repent, and believe the gospel. Jesus ~ Mark 1:4 Repent: Change your way of thinking. Gospel: The Good News, the best news ever. This is the secret of good storytelling: to lie, but toContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Telling Stories”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Spoiling Egypt

Among the forces which sweep and play through the universe, untutored man is but a wisp in the wind. Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer guided by reason; scarcely human, in that it is not yet guided by reason. Theodore Dreiser ~ Sister Carrie IfContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Spoiling Egypt”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Making Life Important

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde Productivity Crochet is a great way to sit back and think and still look productive. One of the rules of society – including the commune – was that when someone attempts to sit and think, a task with their name on it magically appears. FortunatelyContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Making Life Important”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Taking Up Crochet

A hobby is a defiance of the contemporary. It is an assertion of those permanent values which the momentary eddies of social evolution have contravened or overlooked. If this is true, then we may also say that every hobbyist is inherently a radical. Aldo Leopold ~ A Sand County Almanac There were a few foundationalContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Taking Up Crochet”