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”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Meeting the Sacred Cows

The man who lives in a small community lives in a much larger world. He knows much more of the fierce varieties and uncompromising divergences of men. The reason is obvious. In a large community, we can choose our companions.In a small community, our companions are chosen for us. G. K. Chesterton ~ Heretics ThereContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Meeting the Sacred Cows”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Trippin’ on the Road

Man must have enough faith in himself to have adventures, and enough doubt in himself to enjoy them. G. K. Chesterton ~ Heretics Durango to Kayenta Durango High School’s graduation ceremony took place at Fort Lewis College. My dad borrowed a camera to take a picture of me in my cap and gown with myContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Trippin’ on the Road”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Turning the Titanic

Life escapes; and perhaps without life Nothing else is worthwhile Virginia Woolf ~ Modern Fiction The Clouds Gather In April 1972, the Patriarch and his wife (the Matriarch) made a missionary trip to Durango.  I met them at the doctor’s house where they were guests of the doctor and his wife. The doctor’s sons wereContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Turning the Titanic”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Growing Restless in Durango

Belief is faith in something that is known; faith is belief in something that is not known. H. L. Mencken ~ What I Believe I have been young, and now I am old, old enough to tell my story, old enough to have a story to tell. This particular story begins with curiosity, of wantingContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Growing Restless in Durango”