How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Finding Our No

All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It’s my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I’ve won or lost.  At sunrise, I’m out again, giving it the old try. And no one can help me. Not even you. Ray Bradbury ~ Fahrenheit 451: CodaContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Finding Our No”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Entertaining the Troupe

Most of the sorrows of man, I incline to think, are caused by…repining for another world. Alone among the animals, he is dowered with the capacity to invent imaginary worlds, and he is always making himself unhappy by trying to move into them…The world, I am convinced, could be materially improved, but even as itContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Entertaining the Troupe”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Retrieving the Lost

No teacher should strive to make others think as he thinks, but to lead them to the living Truth, to the Master himself, of whom alone they can learn anything, who will make them in themselves know what is true by the very seeing of it. George MacDonald ~ Unspoken Sermons, Third Series A HairContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Retrieving the Lost”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Being a Heretic

The difficulty does not arise so much from the mere fact that good and evil are mingled in roughly equal proportions; it arises from the fact that men always differ about what parts are good and what are evil…The error arises from the difficulty of detecting what is really the good part and what isContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Being a Heretic”

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”